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The Good Woman of Setzuan

In Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan, Shen Te is chosen by the gods as the only good person left on earth. In fact, she is so kind and charitable that she cannot say no, which leaves her in dire...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2012 4:05 pm UTC

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The Good Woman of Setzuan

Bertolt Brecht's choice of the non-existent locale "Setzuan" as the setting for his drama "The Good Woman of Setzuan" is interesting in many respects. First, as a German playwright, creating a work...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2016 11:39 pm UTC

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The Good Woman of Setzuan

One way of looking at Brecht’s satiric works, which advocate economic and social justice by focusing on human corruption and venality, is that capitalism is so complex a system to operate under,...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2019 1:04 am UTC

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The Good Woman of Setzuan

Yang Sun is an unemployed mail pilot. He's in such despair at his lack of prospects in life that he tries to kill himself. Fortunately, Shen Te, the archetypal prostitute with a heart of gold,...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2019 4:15 am UTC

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