Monday, June 1, 2015

Episode 8: Paula Hanssen, on Brecht and Threepenny

On this episode of STAGE GROK, I talk with Paula Hanssen, associate professor at Webster University, head of German Studies, and head of International Studies, who has written a great deal about the legendary German director and writer Bertolt Brecht (The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, Galileo, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, et al.) and his creative partner Elisabeth Hauptmann. Hanssen is the author of the book, Elisabeth Hauptmann: Brecht's Silent Collaborator. She is also an officer in the International Brecht Society.

STAGE GROK host Scott Miller is the artistic director of New Line Theatre in St. Louis, and the author of six books on musical theatre, nine musicals, and the musical theatre blog The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre. Opening and closing theme music: Overture from Cry-Baby the Musical by Adam Schlessinger and David Javerbaum, from New Line Theatre's 2012 production. Used by permission. Logo designed by Matt Reedy. Stage Grok is available on iTunes.


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