Related Information for Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht; 10 February 1898–14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. His collaboration with composer Kurt Weill in particular created popular music classics such as Mack The Knife and Alabama Song.An influential theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken.. read more