Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Now available on DT+ Eric Bentley at 100: On Brecht, Theatre, Politics and Writing

An interview with Bertolt Brecht's closest collaborator

"Digital Theatre Plus is proud to announce the release of an exclusive two-hour interview with Eric Bentley, conducted in New York in 2015 by Professor Anna Furse, Head of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University. It provides a unique insight into the life and work of Bentley, Bertolt Brecht’s closest collaborator."
"Brecht did believe in himself, his talent. He was a Brechtian! But I'm not."
"One of Brecht’s strongest advocates, Eric Bentley introduced Brecht to the English-speaking world, and is often referred to as his offstage other.  This interview sheds significant light on the specifics of translating Brecht’s writing, the enduring power of his work, and the ideas and politics of a remarkable moment in history."

Staff and students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland can view this interview via our DT+ subscription.  Access the interview with Eric Bentley here. (You'll need to use institutional login, aka Shibboleth, with your username and password, if you are off-campus.)

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