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Bertolt Brecht

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Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (1898–1956) was a German playwright and poet. He came to age after the First World War and moved to Berlin, where he wrote The Threepenny Opera. He had a great influence on modern day theatre.

Brecht was a Marxist and had to fled to Scandinavia and later to the United States. He returned after the war to East Berlin, which was now communist, and eventually died there.