The Good Soldier Schweik by Erwin Piscator
"Bertolt Brecht helped write the script and George Grosz's animated cartoons, life-size puppets, and cut-out set pieces appeared with live actors on the conveyor-belt stage." Here are seventeen drawings by George Grosz for a 1928 German performance of The Good Soldier Svejk.
(More about Erwin Piscator.)
Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg (Svejk in the Second World War), by (1941-1943) Bertolt Brecht
In his work diary under the entry 18. 8. 38 Brecht calls Hasek's novel "the only great folklore of the time."
Listen [first to English version of] Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler's famous [German original version of the] song Moldau [Vltava] from the play.
Two more songs from the same play:
And What did the Soldier's Wife Get? (Schweyk, 1959), sung by Hanns Eisler himself
Song of the Little Wind (Schweyk, 1959), also sung by Hanns Eisler himself
A detailed analysis of the main character of Bertolt Brecht' s play Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg
A Master of Arts Thesis (1974)
Lindsay Thomas Massy Hewson, BA
"... in the character of Schweyk Brecht seems to express his philosophy of life in the clearest, most unequivocal manner."