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The Brecht Yearbook

The Brecht Yearbook is the annual publication of the International Brecht Society (IBS), devoted to scholarly research on Bertolt Brecht's writings and to broader issues about the relationship between politics and culture. The first three volumes (1971-1973) were published in Germany under the title Brecht heute - Brecht Today (Athenäum Verlag) and volumes 4-10 (1974-1980) under the title Das Brecht-Jahrbuch (Suhrkamp Verlag); all contributions were in German. Thereafter the yearbook moved to the United States and has included since then contributions in German and English. Volumes 11-13 (1982-1986) were published by Wayne State University Press and since then all volumes have appeared under the imprint of the IBS, distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press.

The material included here is by permission of the publishers: Suhrkamp Verlag (volumes 4-10), Wayne State University Press (volumes 11-13), and the International Brecht Society (volumes 1-3, 14ff.). Individual texts, photographs, and facsimiles for which the IBS was unable to secure permission have been masked to protect copyright. These materials can be found in the printed volumes. Users who quote from or refer to the Brecht Yearbook are requested to cite standard source and publisher information.

The entire database, including articles, production reviews, book reviews, and captions of photographs, is searchable by words or phrases, including proper names and titles of works. Users may wish to search titles of Brecht's works both in English and in German.

Credits

  • Managing editor: Marc Silberman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Sponsor: International Brecht Society

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Brecht Yearbook Volumes

  1. Brecht heute / Brecht Today. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft. Eds. Reinhold Grimm, Jost Hermand, Walter Hinck, Eric Bentley, John Spalek, Ulrich Weisstein; Managing Ed. John Fuegi. Frankfurt/Main: Athenäum, 1971. 204 pp.
  2. Brecht heute / Brecht Today. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft. Eds. Reinhold Grimm, Jost Hermand, Walter Hinck, Eric Bentley, Ulrich Weisstein, Gisela Bahr; Managing Ed. John Fuegi. Frankfurt/Main: Athenäum, 1972. 239 pp.
  3. Brecht heute / Brecht Today. Jahrbuch der Internationalen Brecht-Cesellschaft. Eds. Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Reinhold Grimm, Jost Hermand, Walter Hinck, Ulrich Weisstein; Managing Ed. John Fuegi. Frankfurt/Main: Athenäum, 1973. 282 pp.
  4. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1974. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1974. 184 pp .
  5. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1975. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1975. 192 pp.
  6. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1976. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1976. 226 pp.
  7. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1977. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1977. 222 pp.
  8. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1978. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1978. 201 pp.
  9. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1979. Eds. John Fuegi, Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand in Verbindung mit Gisela Bahr, Eric Bentley, Walter Hinck, Hans Mayer, Ulrich Weisstein und der Internationalen Brecht Gesellschaft. FrankfurtlMain: Suhrkamp, 1979. 175 pp.
  10. Brecht-Jahrbuch 1980. Eds. Reinhold Grimm und Jost Hermand. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 1980. 299 pp.
  11. Beyond Brecht / †ber Brecht hinaus, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch [1982]. Eds. John Fuegi, Gisela Bahr, and John Willett. Detroit: Wayne State University Press and Munich: edition text + kritik, 1983. 260 pp.
  12. Brecht: Women and Politics / Brecht: Frauen und Politik, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch [1983]. Eds. John Fuegi, Gisela Bahr, and John Willett. Detroit: Wayne State University Press and Munich: edition text + kritik, 1985. 254 pp.
  13. Brecht Performance / Brecht Aufführung, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch [1984]. Eds. John Fuegi, Gisela Bahr, Carl Weber, and John Willett. Detroit: Wayne State University Press and Munich: edition text + kritik, 1987. 160 pp.
  14. Brecht in Asia and Africa / Brecht in Asien und Afrika, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch. Eds. John Fuegi, Renate Voris, Carl Weber, Marc Silberman; Consulting Ed. Antony Tatlow. Hong Kong: The International Brecht Society, 1989. 209 pp.
  15. Essays on Brecht / Versuche über Brecht, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch. Eds. Marc Silberman, John Fuegi, Renate Voris, Carl Weber. Madison: The International Brecht Society, 1990. 243 pp.
  16. Revolution 1989: Whither Brecht? / Brecht wohin? The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch. Eds. Marc Silberman, Antony Tatlow, Renate Voris, Carl Weber. Madison: The International Brecht Society, 1991. 174 pp.
  17. The Other Brecht I / Der andere Brecht I, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch. Guest Eds. Hans-Thies Lehmann and Renate Voris, with Marc Silberman, Antony Tatlow, Carl Weber. Madison: The International Brecht Society, 1992. 283 pp.
  18. The Other Brecht Il / Der andere Brecht II, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch. Eds. Marc Silberman, Antony Tatlow, Renate Voris, Carl Weber. Madison: International Brecht Society, 1993. 243 pp.
  19. Focus: Margarete Steffin, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht Jahrbuch. Eds. Marc Silberman, Roswitha Mueller, Antony Tatlow, Carl Weber. Madison: International Brecht Society, 1994. 388 pp.
  20. Brecht Then and Now I Brecht damals und heute. Guest Ed. John Willett, Managing Eds. Marc Silberman and Maarten van Dijk with Roswitha Mueller, Antony Tatlow, Carl Weber. Madison: International Brecht Society, 1995. 435 pp.
  21. Intersections / Schnittpunkte. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht Jahrbuch 21. Managing Editor: Maarten van Dijk, Editor Board: Sigfrid Hoefert, Roswitha Mueller, Marc Silberman, Anthony Tatlow, Carl Weber. Waterloo, CA: International Brecht Soc iety, 1996. 333 pp.
  22. I'm Still Here / Ich bin noch da, The Brecht Yearbook 22 / Das Brecht Jahrbuch 22. Managing Editor Maarten van Dijk, with Sigfrid Hoefert, Roswitha Mueller, Marc Silberman, Antony Tatlow, Carl Weber. Waterl oo, Canada: The International Brecht Society, 1997. 506 pages.
  23. drive b: Brecht 100, Theater der Zeit Arbeitsbuch and The Brecht Yearbook (1998)
  24. Brecht 100 <=> 2000, Das Brecht Jahrbuch 24 / The Brecht Yearbook 24. Guest editors John Rouse, Marc Silberman, Florian Vassen. Managing Editor Maarten van Dijk. Waterloo, Canada: The International Brecht Society, 1999. 402 pages.
  25. Helene Weigel. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 25. Guest edited by Judith Wilke. Waterloo, CA: The International Brecht Society, 2000, ca. 400 pages.
  26. New Essays on Brecht / Neue Versuche über Brecht. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 26 Managing Editor, Maarten van Dijk (Toronto, CA: International Brecht Society, 2001).
  27. Where Extries Meet: Rereading Brecht and Beckett. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 27. Guest Editor, Antony Tatlow, Managing Editor, Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002).
  28. Friends, colleagues, collaborators. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 28. Managing Editor, Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003).
  29. Mahagonny.com. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 29. Guest Editors Marc Silberman and Florian Vassen. Managing Editor Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004).
  30. Wer war Ruth Berlau? = Who was Ruth Berlau? The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 30. Managing Editor Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005).
  31. Der junge Herr Brecht wird Schriftsteller = Young Mr. Brecht becomes a writer. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 31. Managing Editor Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006).
  32. Brecht und der Tod = Brecht and Death. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 32. Managing Editor Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007).
  33. Gestus--musik--text = Gestus--music--text. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 33. Managing Editor Stephen Brockmann (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008).