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Measures Taken Outside the Self-Defence Framework

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Convention between Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland respecting Measures to be taken against Phylloxera Vastatrix, signed at Berne, 17 September 1878

Convention between Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland respecting Measures to be taken against Phylloxera Vastatrix, signed at Berne, 3 November 1881

Exchange of Notes between Germany and Russia relative to Measures to be taken against Cholera in Frontier Districts, signed at St. Petersburg, 2 May 1907

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Hesse-Darmstadt and Prussia for the Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, published 11 March 1822

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Bavaria and Prussia for the Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, published at Berlin, 4 May 1822

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Lippe and Prussia for the Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, dated Berlin, 31 July 1822

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Prussia and Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt for Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, published at Berlin, 13 November 1822

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Prussia and Waldeck for Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, published at Berlin, 9 November 1822

Catch Me if You Can: An Analysis of “Measures Taken to Comply” under the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding

Convention between Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Russia and Turkey respecting Measures to be taken for the Pacification of Syria, signed at Paris, 5 September 1860

Protocols of Conference between Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Russia and Turkey respecting Measures to be taken for the Pacification of Syria, signed at Paris, 3 August 1860

Declaration between Hesse-Homburg and Prussia relative to the Measures taken for the Repression of Offences in the Frontier Forests, published at Berlin, 15 August 1826

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Baden and Hesse-Darmstadt for the Repression of Offences in the Border Forests, signed at Carlsruhe, 4 January 1822

Declaration respecting the Measures taken by Hesse-Darmstadt and Nassau for the Repression of Offences in the Border Forests, published at Darmstadt, 8 January/Wiesbaden, 21 January 1822

 

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AT: The Decision A: Bertolt Brecht (with Slatan Dudow, Elisabeth Hauptmann, and others) Pf: 1930, Berlin Pb: 1931 Tr: 1957 G: Pol. drama in 8 scenes; German prose with songs S: China, 1920s C: 4m or f playing 12m, chorusThree agitators are called on to explain to a Communist Party tribunal (the Control Chorus) why they executed a comrade during their mission to infiltrate Communism into China. They demonstrate the errors he committed. The Young Comrade, seeing coolies suffering from terrible conditions as they pull a boat up the river, steps forward and gives them assistance, alleviating their discontent and so delaying the revolution. By intervening when a worker is arrested, he endangers the success of a strike. Unable to negotiate amiably with an exploitative capitalist, he ruins the team's chances of using him to further their aims. By attempting to spark off a premature revolution, he endangers the whole mission by revealing the identity of the agitators. Fleeing from the authorities, it is agreed – by the Comrade as well – that he must die and be thrown in a lime pit to obliterate his identity. The Control Chorus approves of the measures taken.

AT: The Decision A: Bertolt Brecht (with Slatan Dudow, Elisabeth Hauptmann, and others) Pf: 1930, Berlin Pb: 1931 Tr: 1957 G: Pol. drama in 8 scenes; German prose with songs S: China, 1920s C: 4m or f playing 12m, chorus

It would be reassuring to imagine that this brutally Stalinist Lehrstück (‘teaching play’) was intended by Brecht to debate the extreme behaviour that a desirable revolution requires. But there is no debate; it is accepted that there is only one way of dealing with the Young Comrade (Why? How will his death help the others to escape?). More important than its unpleasant political content, The Measures Taken, according to Brecht, pointed to the future of theatre: at the premiere, with music by Hanns Eisler, there was no audience, the 3,000 workers present forming the Control Chorus, in an anticipation of Augusto Boal's concept of the ‘spect-actor’.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).


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