Tag: Bertolt Brecht

Murder and mayhem, tipsy turvy values and girls with presence

A TALE OF cheapskates and liars, an anti-capitalist dictum couched in some of the Western world’s most loved and most vicious of ballads, The Threepenny Opera graced Wits’s stages last week, in a student production under the directorial hand of Fiona Ramsay, who teaches them. It sizzles and […]

Soil tilled to a new level

EVERY SO OFTEN in any artistic community, there’s an upsurge of aesthetic do’s and don’ts. It has as much to do with intellectual fashions of the day as it does with the personalities and egos in the industry. But it gives vent and platform to new voices, headlined […]

Baby in a pickle

THE DELICIOUS PRESCIENCE of a bit of Brecht in Johannesburg this month, in the wake of the start of the #ZumaMustFall movement cannot be understated, and this complex, political, thoughtful and challenging extrapolation on the surreal humour of injustice and Solomonic solutions in The Caucasian Chalk Circle hits the […]