Bertolt Brecht


10 February 1898, Augsburg, Bavaria, d. 14 August 1956, Berlin, Germany. A controversial playwright, poet and lyricist, Brecht was educated at Munich University and had established himself as a writer by the early 20s. He toured the music halls and cabarets in Germany and Scandinavia during the rest of the decade, singing and playing his own songs. Many of these reflected his outspoken political beliefs, and in 1941 he sought exile in the USA to escape the Nazi regime. Apart from Paul Dessau,... Read more