Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht Biography

Poet, Playwright (1898–1956)
Bertolt Brecht is best known for his plays and poems, in which he embraced anti-bourgeois themes and being forced from his native Germany.


Bertolt Brecht was born February 10, 1898 in Germany, he began writing plays while working at an Army hospital. Brecht's work fit nicely with the Dadaist and Marxist movement of the time. The increased dissatisfaction with society after World War I fit Brecht's anti-bourgeois writing. He fled Nazi Germany and settled in the US, until setting in Berlin following World War II.

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