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Bertolt Brecht

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  • L.A. Opera and its $32-million Ring

    L.A. Opera and its $32-million Ring
    In Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," a pile of sacred gold and a ring that's fashioned from it are said to confer "measureless might." However, by the fourth scene of the 17-hour-plus opus, a drawback has emerged: A curse gets attached to the...
  • Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years

    Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years
    A few weeks ago, on a fog-enshrouded night in Malibu, Richard Montoya stepped onstage in full mariachi regalia to welcome his audience to what he slyly called the "Getty Pancho Villa." The occasion was a performance of "Peace," Aristophanes'...
  • 'Brecht at Night'

    Brecht at Night Mati Unt Translated from the Estonian by Eric Dickens Dalkey Archive: 208 pp., $13.95 paper In 1940, Helsinki received an unexpected visitor: Bertolt Brecht. Eventually to be known as the most famous German playwright after Goethe,...
  • New in paperback: Richard Yates, Denis Johnson, Charles Baxter and more

    Barry Day (ed): "The Letters of Noel Coward" (Vintage) "The human race is a let down. It thinks it's progressed but it hasn't. It thinks it's risen above the primeval slime but it hasn't -- it's still wallowing in it!," says Gilda in Noel Coward's...
  • Ring Lardner Jr., last of the Hollywood 10, dies

    Ring Lardner Jr., the Academy Award-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee, has died of cancer. He was 85. The last survivor of the so-called Hollywood 10, a group of...