Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht ; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist.
A theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter through the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble – the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife, long-time collaborator and actress Helene Weigel.
Brecht and the F.B.I. A fascinating read of Bertolt Brecht’s FBI file courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act.
Brecht in Egypt Site examining Bertolt Brecht’s impact in Egypt.
Brecht’s Marxist Aesthetic Comprehensive essay examining the links between Brecht and Marxism.
Classic Notes Extensive biography of Bertolt Brecht plus detailed analyses of several of his major plays.
Discussion Group Brecht discussion group at Yahoo.
Encyclopedia.com Biography on Bertolt Brecht.
German News Magazine Biography of Bertolt Brecht.
HSC Online Excellent education notes on Bertolt Brecht’s theories, plays, acting and staging techniques.
Infoplease Biography of Bertolt Brecht.
International Brecht Society International Brecht Society at the University of Wisconsin.
Literature Classics Essay examining the context of Bertolt Brecht’s writing of “The Life of Galileo”.
Moonstruck Drama Bookstore Biography of Bertolt Brecht.
Occidental College Useful timeline of events in Bertolt Brecht’s life (pdf).
Pegasus Literary biography of Bertolt Brecht and bibliography of his works.
Penn State Lehigh Valley Brief biography of Bertolt Brecht.
Socialist Realism Essay discussing Bertolt Brecht and Socialist Realism.
Spartacus Educational Biography of Bertolt Brecht.
Stanford University Biography of Bertolt Brecht.
The Life and Lies of Bertolt Brecht Review of a book on Bertolt Brecht.
University of Southern California Brief description of Bertolt Brecht’s appearance before the U.S Government’s House Un-American Activities Committee.
University of Southern California Brief discussion of Bertolt Brecht’s associations with Lion Feuchtwanger when in exile in the United States.