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Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898 in Augsburg, Germany and one of the country's most influential poets, playwrights and screenwriters. His most famous work was the musical "The Threepenny Opera" (with Kurt Weill), but his dramas such as "Mother Courage and Her Children" or "The Good Person of Sezuan" were equally successful. As he ... See full bio »

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 2013 Marianne (Documentary short) (writer)
 2013 Concert per la llibertat (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 2011 Koldusopera (TV Movie)
 2007 Great Performances (TV Series) (book and lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007) ... (book and lyrics by)
 2004 Baal (TV Movie) (play)
 2004 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2003 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (TV Movie)
 2003 Ensayo (TV Series) (play "El monstruo" - 1 episode)
- El monstruo (2003) ... (play "El monstruo")
 2002 Le cercle de craie caucasien (Video) (play by)
 2002 The Dead Dog (Short) (from play by)
 2000 The Seduction of Angels (Short) (poem "Über die Verführung von Engeln")
 1999 Eleonora (TV Movie) (texts - as Brecht)
 1998 Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1997 The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Video) (play)
 1996 Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (text)
 1995 The Maiden and the Soldier (Short) (song)
 1994 A Ópera dos Três Vinténs (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 The Seven Deadly Sins (TV Movie) (text)
 1993 Mahagonnyn kaupungin nousu ja tuho (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1992 La vie de Galilée (TV Movie) (play "Leben des Galilei")
 1990 Baal (TV Movie)
 1990 La bonne âme du Setchouan (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 La bona persona del Sezuan (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Der Mantel des Ketzers (TV Movie) (original story)
 1988 La bête féroce (Short) (story)
 1988 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Die Bestie (TV Movie) (original story)
 1987 Santa Joana dels escorxadors (TV Movie)
 1987 Mãe Coragem e os Seus Filhos (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Galeria oberta (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El casament dels petits burgesos (1986) ... (play)
 1986 Morfi kai periehomeno (Short) (book Stories of Mr. Keuner)
 1985 Herr Puntila in Sri Lanka (Documentary) (play "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti")
 1985 Die Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe (TV Movie) (by)
 1985 Die unwürdige Greisin (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985 A Boa Pessoa de Setzuan (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 Dorogi Anny Firling (TV Movie) (play "Mother Courage and Her Children")
 1984 Det gode mennesket i Sezuan (TV Movie)
 1984 Actors en primer pla (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Aula Brecht (1984) ... (play)
 1983 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 La vie de Galilée (TV Series) (play)
 1982 Baal (TV Movie)
 1981 Die Mutter (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Mahagonny (text)
 1980 Rettegés és ínség a harmadik birodalomban (TV Movie) (play "Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches")
 1979 Die Rache des Kapitäns Mitchell (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Svejk toisessa maailmansodassa (TV Movie) (play "Schweyk im Zweiten Weltkrieg")
  The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode, 1979) (text - 1 episode, 1979)
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1979) ... (libretto) / (text)
 1979 Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Brecht and Co (TV Movie)
 1979 Kaukasialainen liitupiiri (TV Movie) (play "Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis")
 1978 Coriolan (TV Movie)
 1978 The Life Story of Baal (play "Baal")
 1978 Das Leben des Galileo Galilei (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Tod und Auferstehung des Wilhelm Hausmann (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 Teatro estudio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1977 Lletres catalanes (TV Series) (text - 1 episode)
- Mahagonny (1977) ... (text)
 1977 Nepremozitelný nápis (Short) (poem)
 1977 Tentativa I (Documentary short)
 1976 Charisma (Short) (poem)
 1976 Der Hofmeister (TV Movie)
 1976 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Teatro Club (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La boda de los pequeños burgeses (1976) ... (play)
 1976 Pikkuporvarin seitsemän kuolemansyntiä (TV Movie) (text)
 1976 Laitapuolen lauluja (TV Movie) (poems)
 1975 Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Galileo (play)
 1975 A Excepção e a Regra (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Schweik na Segunda Guerra Mundial (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Trouwfeest (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein (TV Movie documentary) (poem)
 1974 Mahagonny (TV Movie) (text)
 1974 Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Caucasian Chalk Circle (1973) ... (play)
 1973 Full House (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 March 1973 (1973) ... (poem)
 1973 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Giorgio Strehler mette in scena 'L'opera da tre soldi' (TV Movie documentary) (play - uncredited)
 1972 Herr Puntila och hans dräng Matti (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Bruiloft (TV Movie) (novel & play)
 1972 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1972 Geschichtsunterricht (novel "The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar")
 1972 Plain-chant (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Den jødiske hustru (TV Short) (play)
 1971 Retspleje (TV Short) (play "Fear and Misery in the Third Reich")
 1971 Stikkeren (TV Short) (play "Fear and Misery in the Third Reich")
 1971 Die Mutter (TV Movie) (by)
 1970 Het kleine Mahagonny (TV Movie)
 1970 Svejk i anden verdenskrig (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Småborgerbryllup (TV Movie) (play "Die Hochzeit")
 1970 Aus unserer Zeit (segment "Die zwei Söhne")
 1970 Baal (TV Movie) (play "Baal")
 1969 Eden ist fern (TV Movie)
 1969 Häät (TV Movie) (play "Die Kleinbürgerhochzeit")
 1969 Driestuiversopera (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Die Kleinbürgerhochzeit (TV Movie)
 1969 Moeder Courage en haar kinderen (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Az élö Antigoné (TV Movie)
 1968 Im Dickicht der Städte (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Rouva Carrarin kiväärit (TV Movie) (play "Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar")
 1968 Die Gesichte der Simone Machard (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 De geweren van vrouw Carrar (TV Movie) (one-act play "Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar")
 1967 Mann ist Mann (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Pauken und Trompeten (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Die Tage der Commune (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (plays: The Jewish Wife" "The Informer - 1 episode)
- The Jewish Wife/The Informer (1966) ... (plays: The Jewish Wife" "The Informer)
 1965 Poikkeus ja sääntö (TV Movie) (play "Die Ausnahme und die Regel")
 1965 La vieille dame indigne (short story)
 1965 Fru Carrars gevär (TV Movie) (play "Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar")
 1964 Flüchtlingsgespräche (TV Movie)
 1964 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Brecht on Shakespeare (1964) ... (story)
 1964 Unntagelsen og regelen (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Life of Galileo (1964) ... (play)
 1963 Jedna od onih godina (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Three Penny Opera (libretto)
 1962 The Life of Galileo (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Fru Carrars børser (TV Movie) (based on novel)
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie) (play "Leben des Galilei")
 1961 Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Festival (TV Series) (play "Galileo")
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series) (play "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder" - 1 episode)
- Mother Courage and Her Children (1959) ... (play "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder")
 1959 Het kruis van krijt (TV Movie)
 1958 Mother (Documentary) (play)
 1958 Unser Sandmännchen (TV Series) (stories - multiple episodes)
 1958 Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Katzgraben (play)
 1955 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Short) (play) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1953 Señora Carrar's Rifles (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short) (play)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die! (adaptation - as Bert Brecht, original story)
 1942 Ubiytsy vykhodyat na dorogu (play "Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches")
 1936 A Clown Must Laugh (uncredited)
 1931 A Man's a Man (Short)
 1931 L'opéra de quat'sous (play "Die Dreigroschenoper" - as Brecht)
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera (text by - as Brecht)
 1923 The Mysteries of a Hairdresser's Shop (Short) (writer)
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Other Works:

Eisler and his play, "Schweyk In the Second World War," was performed in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Bill Paterson, Julia McKenzie, Brian Glover, Imelda Staunton, Belinda Sinclair, James Carter, and Ian Bartholomew in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bertold Brecht | Bert Brecht | Brecht

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Personal Quote:

On his hometown Augsburg: "The best thing about Augsburg is the train to Munich." See more »


Frequently worked with Kurt Weill and Benno Besson. See more »


His thick Swabian accent

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