Man is Man Bertolt Brecht
New York: Living Theatre, c. 1962. (18 ¼ x 12 ¼ in.) Screenprint on paper. Very good with slight edgewear and several small open tears to sides; minor loss at bottom left corner. Item #POS107
Taking place in colonial India, in Man is Man Bertolt Brecht dramatizes the loss of identity of an individual into an impersonal and soul-crushing system of military order and servility. Originally produced under Brecht's direction in Berlin in 1931 and starring Peter Lorre, the great Austrian actor who starred in such films as Fritz Lang’s M and The Maltese Falcon.
This poster from The Living Theatre's production is evidence of their interest in radical, politically-engaged theatre, and the 60s American theatrical avant-garde's interest in an earlier generation of radical avant-garde theater from Europe.