Brecht in L.A. (Intellect Books - Play Text) by Rick Mitchell

By Rick Mitchell

Bertold Brecht used to be an immense dramatist/director/theorist of the twentieth century. This play specializes in Brecht's existence in the US, the place he resided from 1941 via to 1947. Brecht positive aspects because the major personality and the play can be Brechtian-influenced. Endnotes and appendices are integrated.

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ANGEL Un minuto. ) What? m. ANGEL I wake you up? BRECHT I'm trying to get some work done, damn it. ANGEL Me too. BRECHT I just thought I'd have a bit more time before I had to start listening to the— ANGEL I'll be done in ten minutes. ) Hey. Hey!!! Turn that thing off! ANGEL The more of those cheap cigars people buy, the more jobs get replaced by machines. BRECHT You use a machine to cut grass, don't you? And it enables you to make more money. ANGEL It enables you to get your lawn cut more cheaply, no?

TOM Hi, there. LAUGHT. Good evening. TOM You know, you look familiar. LAUGHT. I have that sort of face. you're a movie star, aren't you? LAUGHT. Well... The Hunchback of Notre Dame.... You're the Hunchback of Notre Dame. LAUGHT. Well, that was one of my roles... TOM You were hilarious. LAUGHT. (pause) Thank you. ) 50 Rick Mitchell TOM Hey, are you looking for Breath? LAUGHT. Brecht. I saw you knocking on his door. LAUGHT. Are you a friend of his? TOM Yes... We're very good friends, actually...

LAUGHT. when I come to bed later. ELSA You're always so much more fun on the couch. LAUGHT. I have to get these lines down. ELSA I'll wait up. LAUGHT. I might be a while. ELSA You can get up early and— LAUGHT. Why don't you just go to sleep. ELSA You just said you'd make love to me. LAUGHT. I will. ELSA You never wake me up to make love. LAUGHT. Good night. ) ELSA We never spend any time together. LAUGHT. We're together all day. ELSA We never spend any time together alone. LAUGHT. getting up at five in the morning to be on the set...

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