Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists and theatre artists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Editors: Marc Silberman is Professor of German at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. Steve Giles is Emeritus Professor of German Studies and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham, UK. Tom Kuhn is Professor of 20th century German Literature at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, UK, and General Editor of Methuen Drama's Brecht publications.