Latest Bertolt Brecht Stories

2008-09-05 21:00:14

By Al Rudis Look out, old Mackie is back. Last seen in these parts in the summer of 2005, that notorious pimp, thief and killer Macheath, aka Mack the Knife, is coming back in February.

2008-09-05 00:00:16

By Paul Taylor Peter Brook wrote the bible for 1960s theatre's revolutionaries with 'The Empty Space' and, at 83, is still relentlessly pushing boundaries. He tells Paul Taylor why he has to live in the moment Peter Brook is shouting at me. Loudly. And he's shouting at me about Shakespeare.

2008-08-08 06:00:40

By Kenneth Walton WHEN Scottish Opera performed Kurt Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny back in the 1980s, director David Alden placed the opening scene in Margaret Thatcher's 10 Downing Street kitchen.

2006-08-23 01:04:58

By Alexis Greene NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the summer of Meryl Streep, audiences have watched this extraordinary actress transform from stylish bitch ("The Devil Wears Prada") to blowsy radio singer ("A Prairie Home Companion").

2005-12-23 11:22:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pop star Cyndi Lauper will make her Broadway debut next year in "The Threepenny Opera," playing the prostitute Jenny in the satirical musical about a highwayman and his sweetheart.

2005-11-25 09:57:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's "golden '20s," a decade of libertinage, artistic innovation and political ferment, is the focus of this year's Berlin Jewish festival which opens on Sunday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.