The Good Woman of Setzuan

by Bertolt Brecht

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Good Woman of Setzuan Synopsis

This play, written during Brecht's exile to the United States and set in pre-Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbours.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141189178
Publication date: 5th July 2007
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Bertolt Brecht

Bertold Brecht (1898-1956) is one of Germany's best-known playwrights. His social critiques, including The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Threepenny Opera, resonate with modern audiences and continue to be frequently performed. Eric Bentley, one of the foremost authorities on the modern theatre, is a recognized playwright, critic and scholar, and a longtime intimate of Brecht. His most recent book is Bentley on Brecht.

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