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The Good Person of Szechwan

In The Good Person of Szechwan (in which “woman” has often been used instead of “person”), Bertolt Brecht explores personal, ethical, and moral decisions through the lens of business. The primary...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 12:18 am UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

Expressionist works of art are characterised by extreme subjectivity and the use of mythic types in terms of characters, choral effects and heightened intensity in order to convey the awakening and...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2013 6:42 am UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

Wang, a poor water seller, is tasked with finding lodgings for three gods. The only person who is willing to take them in is the town prostitute, Shen Teh. When the gods leave the next day, they...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012 1:18 pm UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

Verfremdungseffekt is a German word meaning "distancing effect," a dramatic technique used extensively by the playwright Bertolt Brecht. In using this technique, Brecht wanted to prevent his...

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The Good Person of Szechwan

Crucial to Brecht's conception of epic theatre was his idea that the audience had to be alienated from the main action within the play so that they could focus more easily on the social messages...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2013 6:32 am UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

This play, The Good Person of Szechwan (aka The Good Woman of Setzuan), makes an ideological point about what happens to good people in a world where goodness is not rewarded and, seemingly, cannot...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

The conclusion of The Good Person of Szechwan brings together the character Shen Te and the actor playing the character in an Epilogue directed to the audience. The gods have taken leave of Shen Te...

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The Good Person of Szechwan

This fascinating play critically explores whether it is possible to be good and to do good deeds without being taken advantage of and exploited by others for your goodness. Shen Te is a character...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2012 8:20 am UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

Shen Te, in The Good Woman of Setzuan (akaThe Good Person of Szechwan), provides us with a classic example of the old adage, "you give them an inch and they take a yard." Though Shen Te wants to...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012 3:24 pm UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

This question is answered most effectively by analysing the relationship that Shen Te has with the gods, and in particular what happens in Scen 9a when they appear to Wong. Having continued their...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2013 4:14 pm UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

This accusation is made at the very end of Scene Nine, when Sun hears Shen Teh crying in the backroom and becomes convinced that Shui Ta has her locked up. When he fetched the policeman, the only...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2012 8:31 am UTC

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The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan is a strong social critique of the negative effects of living in an acquisitive society. Goodness seems out of reach, even for those who strive the hardest and are the...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020 8:49 pm UTC

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