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ON A DAY THIS WEEK, in August 1956

On a day this week, the 14th August, 1956, after more than 40 years as playwright, theatre director and social critic, the communist writer and poet Bertolt Brecht died of heart failure in the flat he shared with Helene Weigel

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The Ghost of Brecht

propelling us into a future to which our backs are turned, even as we are forced to witness, and make sense of, the catastrophe of the promises of that century we have now, truly, left behind…

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