Essays Tagged: "Bertolt Brecht"

Epic Theatre, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht

es his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions...the spectator stands outside, studies." (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York:Hill & Yang, 1964. p37)The concept of "epic theatre" ... :Hill & Yang, 1964. p37)The concept of "epic theatre" was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht's Marxist political beliefs. It was ...

(4 pages) 162 0 2.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Baal", by Bertolt Brecht incisive analysis of the play

On Thursday, November 7, I saw a performance of Baal, written by Bertolt Brecht and directed by Evan Parry. The play was not an emotional play, but an intellectual p ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Reality, Illusion, and Foolish Pride in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

In the plays The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, the protagonists' mental beliefs combine reality and illusion that both shape the pl ...

(7 pages) 141 0 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht approached acting in an especially distinct manner, separating himself and his plays ...

(6 pages) 149 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

About "oh what a lovely war" the play by joan littlewood

The MC controls all the action in the play. This is very similar to the Threepenny opera written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's. Both plays show their meaning through songs, like I don't want to b ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Mother Courage and Her Children -- dramatic elements, synopsis, analysis.

Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBy: Bertolt BrechtGENRE: Epic TheatreSETTING:Episode 1: A highway near a city.Episode 2: Two years later ...

(5 pages) 97 0 4.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Compare and contrast Brecht and Stanislavski's notions of acting and the role of the actor in the theatre

Bertolt Brecht and Constantin Stanislavski are regarded as two of the most influential practitioners ... ed to take theatre away from the idea of having a star, to create as near to naturalism as possible.Bertolt Brecht was born in 1898, thirty-five years after Stanislavski, in Augsburg to a paper-mill m ... phy·An Actor Prepares, Constantin Stanislavski (1937) 1986 Methuen·Brecht on Theatre, Bertolt Brecht (1964) 2001 Methuen·Concise companion to the theatre, Phyllis Hartnoll, (1972) ...

(6 pages) 103 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

With reference to Bertolt Brecht and John Osborne, discuss ways in which political viewpoints have been communicated to a theatre audience within the last century.

is essay, I will discuss the rise of political theatre, and will concentrate on the two playwrights Bertolt Brecht and John Osborne.The first organised political theatre in this country was the Worker ...

(7 pages) 77 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Bertolt Brech and Galileo. This essay addresses bertolt's play Galileo. This essay tells how bertolt brecht uses the story of Galileo to speak to the urgent questions of his own time.

The story of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht was for the most part a historically accurate telling of the life of Galileo. Brecht' ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Bertolt Brecht and Epic Theatre

Bertolt Brecht was a highly influential figure in the theatrical world. He opposed the aesthetic the ...

(3 pages) 87 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Alternative Cinema

e films said to be alternative, in terms of production, cannot be discussed in terms of the work of Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht was born in Germany in 1898, and has been cited as the driving force ... atre. Methuen. Cook, P (1999) The Cinema Book. Elsaesser, T From anti-illusionism to hyper-realism: Bertolt Brecht and Contemporary Film. Brewser, B (1975-76) Brecht and the Film Industry. Screen. 16( ...

(12 pages) 116 2 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

As a designer in a production of Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children': "The anti-illusionistic devices in my play arouse curiosity and create understanding."

out of their comfort-zone. I want to encourage the audience to move out of their comfort-zone.Like Brecht, I want my audience to learn from Mother Courage and her Children, not merely receive be ente ... lit with a pool of white light. I am going to use numerous lights instead of a single spotlight, as Brecht suggested, because I want the whole stage to be illuminated, so nothing is hidden from the au ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Compare and contrast Brecht and Stanislavski notions of acting and the role of the actor in the theatre

Bertolt Brecht and Constantin Stanislavski are regarded as two of the most influential practitioners ... o take theatre away from the idea of having a star, to create as near to naturalism as possible. (1)Bertolt Brecht was born in 1898, thirty-five years after Stanislavski, in Augsburg to a paper-mill m ...

(6 pages) 85 2 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Avant-garde cultures.

provide a basis for their abolition or reconstruction (an example is the German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht). These two avant-garde cultures overlap, and, over time, one may change into the oth ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.4 Sep/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Bertolt brecht was a great playwright of th 20th century in which he became a great practioner of epic theatre.

Brecht's intent was to keep the audience alienated or distanced from what is happening in the play s ... concentrate on the larger social and political issues that are made and reflected during the play. Brecht considered his plays to be epic because it attempted to create a whole new perspective of hum ... ole new perspective of human history and to indicate the political direction to make things clearer.Brecht's, Epic theatre (Brechtian theatre), was directed against the fantasy of traditional theatre. ...

(8 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Unity Through History - Cites: Bertolt Brecht, Kenneth M. Stampp, Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Alice Walker, Huanani-Kay Trask,

ghout time. History is therefore just as important as the present, and perhaps even more important. Bertolt Brecht said it best in his poem "A Worker Reads History," there are "So many particulars. So ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

A commentary on '700 Intellektuelle beten einen Oeltank an'

ntary of 700 Intellektuelle beten einen Öltank anThe poem 700 Intellektuelle... was written by Bertolt Brecht in late 1927; an era in which industrialisation was looming after a period of economi ...

(5 pages) 1954 0 2.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Untitled

One must realize that the common theme in all literature is the search for identity and belonging. Bertolt Brecht, author of "The Life of Galileo," effectively uses the developing character Galileo G ...

(6 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Use of Minor Characters to Accentuate Major Chara

During the course of Albert Camus' and Bertolt Brecht's books The Plague and Mother Courage and Her Children, the authors use certain minor ...

(6 pages) 10 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Literary Analysis of Critic Eric Bentley and his work on Bertolt Brecht

INRTOA playwright, poet, and director who became the major German dramatist of the 20th century, Bertolt Brecht developed what became known as epic, or nondramatic, theater. In Brecht's view drama ... ned to sue Bentley for his unfavorable reviews of their work, but abandoned the attempt.Bentley met Bertolt Brecht at UCLA as a young man and is considered one of the pre-eminent experts on Brecht, wh ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies