Essays Tagged: "Brecht"

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

apacity 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" was bro ... mp; 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 somewha ...

(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 play. It ... al play, but an intellectual play. It caused the viewer to think about the existentialist nature of Brecht's writing and the underlying meaning of the play. Although I have studied existentialism and ... have studied existentialism and followed the play intently, I still could not fully understand what Brecht was trying to say through Baal. My interpretation is that Baal represents man and his desires ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht approached acting in an especially distinct manner, separating himself and his plays from con ... ly distinct manner, separating himself and his plays from conventional theatre of mid last century. Brecht aimed to develop an experimental theatre that challenged convention and allowed the audience ... challenged convention and allowed the audience to not only be entertained, but to make them think. Brecht wanted his audience to leave a theatrical event and discuss and debate the issues at hand. Hi ...

(6 pages) 149 1 3.3 May/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 of the ... ke 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 managing ... ent moving from country to country, fleeing from Nazi forces and other political pressures. In 1949 Brecht and Helene Weigel founded the Berliner Ensemble, which in 1990 (thirty-four years after Brech ...

(6 pages) 103 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Text from a dramaturge notebook on the play "mother courage and her children" by Bertolt Brecht

lighting.The television monitors are simply the modern alternative to banners and placards used in Brecht's early productions. They serve as a device to fortify alienation through displaying messages ... e performance. The use of titles and screens is a form of narration, one of the three components to Brecht's plays. See appendix 2.1; 2.2; 2.3LIGHTING:The lighting used it to bathe the stage in white ...

(9 pages) 46 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

What were Bertolt Brecht's key aims in developing his Epic Theatre? Support your answers with evidence from his plays and theoretical writings.

Brecht's Epic Theatre was a break from the prevailing form of theatre - what Brecht called Dramatic ... tre - what Brecht called Dramatic Theatre. Epic theatre was a clearly different type of theatre and Brecht sought to make it popular - taking emphasis away from the dramatic theatre that he hated so. ... rocesses, which could serve the drama as materials for a fully representative picture of the world."Brecht wanted his Epic theatre to challenge the theatre of illusion that naturalism created. He want ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The presentation and significance of the maternal instinct in So long a letter (Mariama Bâ) and Mother Courage and her Children (Bertolt Brecht).

taken due to the maternal instinct. In addition to giving insight into character, both Bâ and Brecht use the maternal instinct to signify specific developments in the plot. Therefore, by analysi ... for the above purposes in the short novel and the play.When writing Mother Courage and her Children Brecht's main intention was to highlight the iniquities of fascistic and capitalist ideals. To accom ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

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.

, 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 Workers Theatr ... ge, and art from the people.Living through the social and economic turmoil in the 1920s in Germany, Brecht evolved a new and radical theory of drama. He was the first playwright who ruthlessly made po ...

(7 pages) 77 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Brecht's plays successfully present a social or political message. Brechtian techniques make the aud ... age. Brechtian techniques make the audience a critical observer who must make decisions. To watch a Brechtian piece is to follow through the process of the play, instead of the outcome. His didactic, ... d and man's ability to be manipulated. Throughout his plays, there are many theatrical devices that Brecht utilised to make his plays one of the most interesting types of acting due to its differences ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Alternative Cinema

he following essay, I will firstly examine what the term alternative cinema means, and secondly how Brecht's theories are evident in many elements of the films that have been pigeon-holed as alternati ... ema does not look at a particular way of doing things but a particular way of not doing things. the Brechtian aspect of making films centres largely on the theoretical and creative side of film-making ...

(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 of the ... heatre 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 managing ... ent moving from country to country, fleeing from Nazi forces and other political pressures. In 1949 Brecht and Helene Weigel founded the Berliner Ensemble, which in 1990 (thirty-four years after Brech ...

(6 pages) 85 2 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

A commentary on '700 Intellektuelle beten einen Oeltank an'

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 economic depres ... gazine by the name of Simplicissimus in early 1929. It featured as part of a collection of poems by Brecht in the Versuche series and was placed under the heading Aus dem Lesebuch für Städte ...

(5 pages) 1953 0 2.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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

A 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 should n ... His theory is expounded in A Little Organum for the Theater (1948). A Marxist after the late 1920s, Brecht viewed mankind as victims of capitalist greed, but his skill as a playwright produced charact ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Voyeurism in Disturbia: A Complicated Perception

e in the position of watching others live their lives, as is the case with reality television. Kale Brecht is no exception to this infatuation by society, since he too gazes upon neighbours through hi ...

(4 pages) 1936 0 1.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis