Good Soldier Schweik

Good Soldier Schweik

simple, innocent Czech soldier in the Austrian army during World War I. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
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Richard Pryor has a real comic flair, and in Stir Crazy he plays a kind of cross between the Good Soldier Schweik and the loser-with-an-instinct-for-survival who starred in Seven Beauties.
IN 1993, I got the lead part in a really serious play called The Guid Sodjer Schweik, an anti-war play by Scot Carl MacDougall, adapted from the novel The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek.
In his classic post-World War I novel The Good Soldier Schweik, the Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek makes mention of "The Party for Moderate Progress within the Boundaries of Law," the very sort of political formation the powers-that-be have always dreamed of.
Will is, for instance, much like the poor boob Schweik in Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Schweik, except that Schweik is weak-minded and devious, whereas Will is only ignorant and perversely cooperative.
Like the good soldier Schweik, the good trouper Schwenck, otherwise Gilbert, librettist of the Gilbert and Sullivan duo, subsisted upon a lampoonist diet of absurdity.
Johnny Johnson was conceived when Crawford brought Weill and Green together in 1936 to write an opera for the Group - an American version of Brecht's The Good Soldier Schweik.
Considering his new Verhaltnisse, it was no coincidence that once Weill had settled in New York with Lotte Lenya, whom he had married, divorced and, once in America, married again, the first project he proposed was a musical version of The Good Soldier Schweik.
Hasek planned to continue The Good Soldier Schweik to six volumes, but died after completing the fourth.
or Svejk) The hero of Jaroslav Hasek's satirical novel Osudy dobreho vojaka Svejka za svetove valky (1921 - 23; translated as The Good Soldier Schweik, 1930).
Mozart's Don Giovanni is always the life of the party, balanced by the timely Brechtian satire of Kurka's Good Soldier Schweik.
It's an approach in keeping with the anarchistic spirit of the famous Czech novelist Jaroslav Hasek's Good Soldier Schweik (1920-2 3), and it may "have served Czechs well under the Hapsburgs, Nazis, and Soviets," Rhodes says.
Czech writer known for his four-volume novel Good Soldier Schweik, The, considered one of the greatest masterpieces of satirical writing.