The Berliner Ensemble was a Germantheatre company established by playwright, Bertolt Brecht and his wife, Helene Weigel in January 1949. The group performed most of the plays by Brecht, but added some from other dramatists in the 1970s. After Brecht's death, Weigel continued managing the Berliner Ensemble until her death in 1971. The company expanded it selection to that of other European playwrights, although it's fame deacreased after the passing of the founders. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... A playwright is someone who writes for the theatre. ... Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht (February 10, 1898 â August 14, 1956) was an influential German dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century. ... Born in Vienna in 1900 the daughter of a Jewish Lawyer, she was one of the most outstanding German actors of her generation, a Communist Party member from 1930 and Artistic Director of The Berliner Ensemble after her husband Bertholt Brechts death in 1956. ... A dramatist is an author of dramatic compositions, usually plays. ... This article is about the continent. ...
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