Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburgh, Bavaria, in 1898.
An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy, theatrical production, and film theory. The Berliner Ensemble – the theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife – toured widely across Europe performing Brecht’s plays, and became perhaps the most famous German touring theatre of the postwar era.
Brecht’s poetry has been widely published in addition to numerous plays, essays, theoretical works and fiction.
He died in 1956.