Messingkauf Dialogues

The Messingkauf Dialogues (German: Dialoge aus dem Messingkauf) is an incomplete theoretical work by the twentieth-century German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht.[1] John Willett translates "Der Messingkauf" as "Buying Brass".[2] According to one Brecht scholar "Brecht worked on [the Messingkauf] primarily during the late 1930s and early 1940s. In Brecht’s words it contains, “a lot of theory in dialog form.”"[3]


  1. Brecht, Bertolt (1965 [1963]). The Messingkauf Dialogues. Trans. John Willett. Brecht's Plays, Poetry and Prose Series. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-38890-5.
  2. Willett, John. 1964. "'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note". In Bertolt Brecht, Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic. London: Methuen, 1964. ISBN 0-413-38800-X. pp. 169–175.
  3. Squiers, Anthony (2014). An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht: Revolution and Aesthetics. Amsterdam: Rodopi. p. 24. ISBN 9789042038998.

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