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The Good Soul of Szechuan Dramaturgical Portfolio

The Good Soul of Szechuan Dramaturgical Portfolio

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The Good Soul of Szechuan
 
Image courtesy of Library Theatre of Manchester 2009
 
By Bertolt Brecht, Translation by David Harrower
 
Directed By Dyana Kimball
Production Dramaturgy by Sarah Simmons
 
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The Good Soul of Szechuan
Production Team
Producer: Mary FleischerDirector: Dyana KimballAssistant Directors: Nicole Doring, Hunter Johnson, Freddy MancillaComposer and Music Director: Bruce LazarusScenic Designer: Ray RechtCostume Designer: Elise VanderKleyLighting Designer: Bethany TaylorSound Designer: Ido LevranTechnical Director: Rob DutielVoice and Speech Coach: Barbara AdrianDramaturg: Sarah SimmonsProduction Stage Manager: Maura HolloranAssistant Stage Managers: Ami Shibasaki
Produced by special arrangement with
 
 A & C Black Ltd 
November 16, 2011-November 20, 2011
Theresa Lang Theater
Marymount Manhattan College
 
221 E 71
st
Street
 
New York, NY 10021
 
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Table of Contents Dramaturgical Statement ..............................................................................................................1
 
“Who’s Who of 
Szechuan ........................................................................................................
2-10
 Bertolt Brecht ................................................................................................................... 3-4Collaborators .................................................................................................................... 5-9Ruth Berlau ..............................................................................................................5Margarete Steffin .....................................................................................................6Paul Dessau .......................................................................................................... 7-9Translator ...........................................................................................................................10David Harrower ........................................................................................................10
“What’s What” of 
 
Szechuan ................................................................................................. 11-34
Chinese Influences ....................................................................................................... 12-13Chinese Theater .................................................................................................................14Themes ...............................................................................................................................15Internal References ...................................................................................................... 16-21Imagery ........................................................................................................................ 22-34
Production History................................................................................................................. 35-52
World Premier Productions................................................................................................36Other European Productions ..............................................................................................36Proposed Productions.........................................................................................................37American Premier ..............................................................................................................38Premier of David Harrower Translation - London ............................................................38Recent American Production of David Harrower Translation ..........................................39Reviews from London and Chicago Productions ............................... 42-52
Context .................................................................................................................................... 53-90
Historical ...................................................................................................................... 54-55Contemporary ....................................................................................................................56Pertinent Socio-Economic Ideologies .......................................................................... 57-58Socialism ................................................................................................................57Capitalism ..............................................................................................................57

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