Bertolt Brecht

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Birthday
10, 1898
Birthplace
Augsburg, Germany
Death Date
Aug 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1898
Birthplace
Augsburg, Germany
Death Date
Aug 14, 1956 (58)

About

Daring German satirical playwright and director who wrote The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, and Mother Courage and Her Children.

Before Fame

He took a small part in the political cabaret of the Munich comedian Karl Valentin in 1920 1921, which would become influential on his writing.

Trivia

He opposed Aristotelian cathartic theater and instead preferred what he called epic theater.

Family Life

He had a son with actress Helene Weigel in October 1924.

Associated With

His film, Life of Galileo, starred well-known movie actor Charles Laughton.