|The Threepenny Opera||19980825|
Bertolt Brecht, author of `The Threepenny Opera', `Mother Courage' and `Galileo', was born 100 years ago. He changed the face of 20th-century drama with his revolutionary ideas, but the ending of the Cold War and the economic boom of the 80s have seen his influence decline. Yet there have been many critically acclaimed productions of his plays in recent years. Michael Billington investigates Brecht's legacy and his importance in theatre today, with David Hare, Janet Suzman, Eric Bentley and Simon McBurney.