This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Good Woman Of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht. The Good Person of Szechwan, or, as it was. The Good Woman of Setzuan has ratings and reviews. In , Hannah Arendt hailed Bertolt Brecht as beyond a doubt the greatest living German p. The plot of The Good Woman of Setzuan winds through a prologue, ten scenes with numerous interludes separating them, and an epilogue. The action centers.

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Effective, but still infuriating. License details Minimum Fee: A Marxist reading might prove helpful in understanding this play, I hope.

When Hitler’s National-Socialist party came into power inBrecht was on their black list. I know someone who might be able to help you. This is when she view spoiler [“invents” a setzkan, Shui Ta, to swoop in and take care of all the dirty work.

Guess that’s why I became a lawyer. But I suppose that was Brecht’s intention.

Anyways, this play is recommended to all those who like to think about the mysteries of life and why things are the way they are. On the outskirts of the city, Wang the water carrier is awaiting the much rumored arrival of several important gods.

First, she is good because she believes in the good wman others. In as far as studying this play while placing it in a particular historical and political context is concerned, I realise its significance, but otherwise this just wasn’t for me.



The Good Person of Szechwan (The Good Woman of Setzuan) (Willet) | Samuel French

Shui Ta arrives at the shop, coldly explains that his cousin has gone out of town on a short trip, curtly turns out the hangers-on, and quickly restores order to the shop. It is aetzuan easy to stage a translation and this one certainly did not show off Brecht, as a wordsmith.

They are tired, having travelled far and wide in search of good people who still live according to the principles that they, the gods, have handed down. She wants a different person.

The Good Woman of Setzuan | play by Brecht |

What Does it Mean to be Good? Even Shen Te expresses fatigue with trying to be good, and loses her faith in people. Plus we’ve talked about in school for about 20 weeks too long, it just got annoying. Production Details Time Period: Bertolt BrechtJohn Willett. To ask other readers questions about The Good Woman of Setzuanplease sign up.

Later on, she is good or tries to bein spite of knowing that people will just take advantage. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Pragmatism and idealism clash in this work, in a way that questions them both.

The Good Person of Szechwan (The Good Woman of Setzuan) (Willet)

She feeds more people than she can afford to, without them giving back in any way. Paperbackpages.

But always lurking is a battle of faith, and of good and evil, that tips the apple cart. The fact he stuck the finger up to Nazi repression and carried on regardless makes me like him that extra bit more. With a perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive an ever present harsh world environment.


The play was extremely depressing in the beginning estzuan gradually it grew on me.

The Good Woman of Setzuan

Shen Teh was going to see a customer, but decides to help out instead; however, confusion follows, leaving Wong fleeing from the illustrious Ones and leaving his water carrying pole behind. The play implies that economic systems determine a society’s morality. He rejected with contempt the popular notion that the chief aim of the theatre was to create empathy. Bertolt Brechtplaywright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February They give her money and she buys a humble tobacco shop which they intend as both gift and test: Addendum by Monika Totten.

Jan 08, Hendrik rated it it was amazing.

Sistemi di pensiero che accettino il libero arbitrio morale come fondamento non vedrebbero come uno scandalo o una impasse il dualismo tra Shen Te e Shui Ta, pur restando esso stesso comunque problematico. Brecht insisted the mechanics of making theatre should setzan be exposed, so audiences would be made aware of how the theatre sought to manipulate them. This version was subsequently licensed through Samuel French.