Archive for February, 2012

Feb 10 2012

Interview Excerpt #3: On #Brecht

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Just in time for Brecht’s birthday, which is today! On Brecht from Andrew Utter on Vimeo.

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Feb 08 2012

moment of #Brecht 2/7/2012: Brecht on Los Angeles

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On thinking about Hell, I gather My brother Shelley found it to be a place Much like the city of London. I Who live in Los Angeles and not in London Find, on thinking about Hell, that it must be Still more like Los Angeles. —from “On Thinking about Hell,” Bertolt Brecht

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Feb 07 2012

moment of Brecht 2/6/2012

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I was called up in the war and sent to a hospital. I dressed wounds, applied iodine, gave enemas, did blood transfusions. If the doctor ordered: “Brecht, amputate a leg!”, I would reply, “Certainly, Your Excellency!”, and cut off the leg. If I was told, “Perform a trepanning!” I opened the man’s skull and messed […]

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Feb 03 2012

no lie

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This wonderful piece on Patti Smith (one of the UM 9 Muses ), by Luc Sante, doyenne of the East Village bohemia of yore, is called “The Mother Courage of Rock.” Just sayin.

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Feb 03 2012

this guy is working on our next show

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As the dramaturg. I have been doing this regularly for several years for many of the larger theaters in Southern California. This means I have read literally hundreds and hundreds (if not thousands) of terrible scripts and a smattering of good ones too. And while this is frequently painful, it has also given me a […]

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Feb 03 2012

moment of #Brecht 2/3/2012

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Though the rich of this earth find no difficulty in creating misery, they can’t bear to see it.

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Feb 02 2012

moment of #Brecht 2/2/2012

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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

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