CPH STAGE: Bertolt Brecht found poetic inspiration in Svendborg – The Post

CPH STAGE: Bertolt Brecht found poetic inspiration in Svendborg

June 8 & 9, 12:00; Teater V, Prøvehallen, Valby; 175kr. Danish, but English subtitles on smartphone

Fleeing from Nazi persecution, Brecht found a temporary haven in Denmark (photo: Rico Feldfoss)
May 26th, 2017 12:30 pm| by Stephen Gadd
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Does peace give way to war just as surely as winter gives way to spring? A poet is forced to flee a repressive regime of book-burnings, censorship and persecution and through his poetry, tries to put the world he loves and fears into words and images.

A refugee’s-eye-view of Europe
As well as being a great dramatist, Brecht is also one of the 20th century’s greatest lyricists. The Svendborg poems date from a period of Danish exile in 1939 and present a terrifying picture of Europe seen through the eyes of a political refugee.