Daily Archives: July 31, 2019

It Is A Joy For The Just To Do Justice

For a variety of reasons, I am frequently reminded of questions of social justice.  Of course, my biggest question is one that does not tend to get asked a lot, and that is whether the social in social justice means … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Plays By Bertolt Brecht

Two Plays by Bertolt Brecht, revised English versions and introdution by Eric Bentley In reading these books I must admit I was a bit puzzled to read of them described elsewhere as among the playwright’s most important literary plays.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui:  A Gangster Spectacle, by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by George Tabori, music by Hans-Dieter Hosalla I must admit to having strongly mixed feelings about this particular play.  In general, I have not been impressed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht, English book by Desmond Vesey, English lyrics by Eric Bentley Although I have long been familiar with Brecht as a writer, most notably because he shows up as a lamentable example of a socialist … Continue reading

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