Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This documentary includes extremely rare footage of 1953 rehearsals and performances by the Berliner Ensemble of productions by Bertholt Brecht. Brecht was a rare innovator in the world of theater and created intense and very political symbolic dramas which were modern in content, but very ancient in feeling. Included are fragments from Puntila, Mother Courage and Urfaust. Commentary is provided by the administrator of the Brecht estate, Hans Mayer.