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This study identifies the underlying patterns of persistent biblical allusion in the work of renowned playwright Bertolt Brecht. Rather than reducing Brecht's use of the Bible to the purely satirical, the author interprets the full dramatic function of Brecht's complex use of scripture. Using examples from plays written throughout the span of Brecht's career, Murphy shows how Brecht invokes the stories of Old Testament figures such as Job and Isaiah as well as the crucifixion accounts of the New Testament in order to build sympathetic characters and explore his more political themes.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title
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  1. Series Note
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  1. Front matter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedications
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. I. Introduction: The Problem
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. II. Die Bibel: The City Besieged
  2. pp. 13-23
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  1. III. Baal: A Bohemian in the City
  2. pp. 24-48
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  1. IV. Mahagonny: No New Jerusalem
  2. pp. 49-67
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  1. V. Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder: To Save or Not to Save the City Besieged
  2. pp. 68-87
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  1. VI. Conclusions
  2. pp. 88-93
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  1. Notes
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469656755
Related ISBN
9781469656748
MARC Record
OCLC
1155212410
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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