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Unformatted text preview: Epic theater: has to do with the scope of the story; the play takes over lots of countries over decades; all inclusive epic -Goals: force critical thinking Provoke audience---- change Techniques : 1. Episodic plot: each scene of mother courage is its own little episode; progression as time goes 2. Presentational stagecraft: let the audience see the band instead of putting them in the orchestra; used a 9 ft half curtain; used turn tables; would make things look harsh and unrealistic ( ibson and Chekov would try to make real sunsets); makeup was cartoony; Chekov wanted them to become the character and feel what they were feeling he wanted his actors to communicate the emotional state but not feel it Saw ww1 and depression; saw alternatives became communist Go change things. . wanted things to happen 1 st scene in mother courage (recruiter and sergeant) No sense of honor; war gives you order. ....
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- Fall '08
- Mother Courage