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The Good Person of Szechwan

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Bertolt Brecht trans John Willett

Published by Methuen

9 Male 6 Female

A parable in which the gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person

Written in exile in 1939-41, Brecht shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil

The gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence

They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business

But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive

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