It was on this date, February 10, 1898, that German dramatist Berthold Brecht was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, the product of a Catholic father and a Protestant mother. Being attracted to Socialism and to theater, Brecht combined the two and became a leading reformer on the 20th century stage.
Brecht wrote in his Diaries, “The church is a circus for the masses,” and believed organized religion had been standing in the way of progress for centuries…
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Originally published February 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.
He always expressed a profound contempt for the Roman Catholic Church, which returned the affection by putting all D’Annunzio’s work on the Index of Prohibited Books.