Bertolt Brecht

This page links to the following chapter in Actor Training edited by Alison Hodge

Brecht and actor training: on whose behalf do we act?

Peter Thomson

Related institutions and websites:

International Brecht Society: Information about and around Brecht, also in English. (Announcements, IBS Symposium, IBS Archive, Communications, Yearbook, Brecht-Archiv, Berliner Ensemble, Bibliography, Brecht Chronology, Brecht in English and links)

Brecht / Weigel / Hauptmann / Berlau Archive (Akademie der Künste / Berlin) – the Main Brecht Archive.

The official website for The Berliner Ensemble (in German).

Contains Brecht’s full filmography as writer.

Manfred Wekwerth’s website, in German. It includes a biography, publications and news.


Kurt Weill Foundation for Music (New York). The KWF is a foundation chartered to preserve the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya.

Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft (IHEG) – Brecht’s collaborator Hanns Eisler.

Additional sites:

Brecht Forum (NYC).

Audio-visual material:

Baal, in 3 parts

Alienation Effect, in 2 parts


Brecht on Stage, written and presented by Dr Richard Bessell, Open University, BBC 2. A BBC documentary (in 3 parts) including original footage of Berliner Ensemble productions and interviews with Brecht’s colleagues, including Helene Weigel and Karl Weber.

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