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By Rick Mitchell

Bertold Brecht used to be an incredible dramatist/director/theorist of the 20 th century. This play specializes in Brecht's lifestyles in the United States, the place he resided from 1941 via to 1947. Brecht positive factors because the major personality and the play is usually Brechtian-influenced. Endnotes and appendices are incorporated.

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LAUGHT. Well, I... ) TOM I'd really like to hear about this play you're working on. LAUGHT. It's Brecht's play, actually. TOM Galileo was against the Bible, wasn't he? LAUGHT. I'm more interested in the play's theatrical aspects. (LAUGHTON is ready to leave. ) TOM You know, every movie I've ever seen you in, your character always stands out. LAUGHT. Well, I try... or some buffoon that most established actors wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. LAUGHT. Thank you. ) TOM You have to stop in for a cold drink.

No, that won't work. Helly needs me around the house. BERLAU For what? BRECHT The children. BERLAU So now you're going to take more time away from me. ) BRECHT (pause) I don't want to. BERLAU You shouldn't. BRECHT I do have a family. A. BERLAU And what do I have? BRECHT (pause) Freedom... From children running around the house. BERLAU That's what I want. BRECHT God knows there are going to be enough orphans after the war. BERLAU My baby would have been twenty-two years old by now. About the same age as Frank.

BERLAU I have to go out. BRECHT Where? BERLAU To the laundromat... Maybe you can help. BRECHT I'll stop by tomorrow night. A. BERLAU Maybe you shouldn't stop by at all. BRECHT Ruth, I'm sorry I haven't been able to make it over the past few nights... you have to put on that white nightgown I gave you, look up at our star... Which, like me, will always be there. BERLAU The star hasn't come out since we moved to Los Angeles. BRECHT It must be the smog.... C'mon. ) (Projection: FBI file on B. it is recommended that the following subjects be placed on the National Censorship Watch List for ninety days: 1.

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