• I was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1898.
  • I moved to Munich in 1917 and began writing theatre criticism and drama.
  • My interest in combining music and drama led to a collaboration with Kurt Weil, notably in the highly poplar “The Threepenny Opera”, an adaption of John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera”.
  • Fearing persecution under the Nazis for my socialist beliefs, I left Germany in 1933 and lived in Denmark, Sweden and later the United States.
  • The drama I wrote in exile used techniques of theatrical alienation and included “Mother Courage” and “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”.

Comments are closed.

Back Home