Essays Tagged: "Epic Theatre"

Bertolt Brecht.

leave a theatrical event and discuss and debate the issues at hand. His distinctive techniques and epic approach to acting allowed him to pursue this aim whilst equipping actors with the physical and ... eemed the primary concern of actors of the time. It has been suggested that Brecht believed,"On the Epic Stage... no effort is made to put the audience in a trance and give them the illusion of witnes ...

(6 pages) 149 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

e round) to reinforce the idea of alienation. Unlike in dramatic theatre where the action on stage depicted as life itself; the audience of epic theatre must regularly be reminded that they are watchi ... Short Organum for the Theatre," para.35The type of theatre that Brecht is talking about is known as epic theatre. Brecht later brought the concept of "epic theatre" to life. This direction of theatre ...

(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 Theatre. ... dience - a fourth wall -that made naturalistic theatre suggestive, not questioning. By defining his epic theatre he created a way to make watching plays a learning experience:"Today when human charact ... ience:"Today when human character must be understood as the 'totality of all social conditions' the epic form is the only one that can comprehend all the processes, which could serve the drama as mate ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.5 Feb/2004

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.

d audience. The main strategy he employed in the breaking of this 'illusion' was through the use of Epic Theatre, which employs various unconventional devices to create a theatre that targets thought ... hich employs various unconventional devices to create a theatre that targets thought over emotion. "Epic Theatre turns the spectator into anobserver, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to ...

(7 pages) 77 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

he corruption of mankind and its ability to be manipulability as his political message in this play.Epic Theatre is quite a unique type of theatre using many unorthodox methods, that would seem unusua ... i) The audience is put in the position of analyzing the play for a richer meaning. The main idea of Epic Theatre is that its messages have relevance to all peoples of all times. Brecht's main method o ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Bertolt Brecht and Epic Theatre

rs. Many of his ideas were maintained and are now commonly used in modern theatre.Brecht uncovered "Epic Theatre", a didactic type of theatre that confronts the audience using different entertaining t ... ndian, Greek and Elizabethan theatre), he gathered many elements and combined them to make his own. Epic theatre was influenced by the horrors of world political tragedies (such as World War 1 and the ...

(3 pages) 87 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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."

ok, or a soldier, count for little more than the play-things of people higher than ourselves.In his epic theatre, Brecht wanted to show the effect of time and wear on objects and materials. I will enc ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.5 Jul/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.

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 human history and to indicate the pol ... rspective 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. Brecht in ...

(8 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A commentary on '700 Intellektuelle beten einen Oeltank an'

im to write this poem. Around the year of 1926, Brecht allegedly started to compose his own idea of Epic Theatre which was first seen in his Anmerkungen zur Oper ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Maha ... zur Oper ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny’ in 1930 and, although the principles of Epic Theatre may have just been exclusive to theatre, could have transpired this notion into the poe ...

(5 pages) 2185 0 2.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


context/styles/themes. Caryl Churchill's play Mad Forest takes place in Romania during the 1980's, depicting the life of Romania's under the oppression of the Communist Ceausescu regime that had ruled ... ips and hope. The context of the play very much lends itself to the conventions of Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, and it is these conventions that I will incorporate into Mad Forest in order to produc ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama