Item Details

Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht

Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German Berliner Ensemble theater, reminisces about the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and performs short pieces to illustrate his techniques and ideas. Performance pieces include acting exercises, comparisons of cabaret style with the styles used in political satire, and songs. The music is by several of the major composers who worked with Brecht: Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill and the songs are sung in the original German, each preceded by a brief English explanation or accompanied by subtitles.
Release Date
1972
Run Time
29 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Originally released by Creative Arts Television (Firm), 1972.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 03, 2016.
Contents
  • Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht: Introduction (3:10)
  • Training his Company (3:48)
  • "The Ballad of the Woman and Her Soldier" (3:33)
  • "The Guards Regiment" (3:54)
  • "In Potsdam Under the Oak Trees" (2:47)
  • "Little Song" (2:08)
  • "The Song of the Great Capitulation" (5:44)
  • "The Song of the Eighth Elephant" (2:31)
  • Credits: Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht (1:07)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Creative Arts Television (Firm), [1972]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2016.
Publisher no.
124256 Infobase
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (29 min., 8 sec.)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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