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The Tempest: Taymor Technical rehearsal UNIONS AEA (America’s equality association) Stage actors AFTRA (America Film, Television, Radio Association) SAG (Screen actors Guild) BERTOLT BRECHT Influential modern playwright Theories of how plays should be produced Drama should inform/awaken senses; not just entertain Philosophical and political issues (against Nazi’s) Rejected spiritual concepts Moved to east berlin; became a communist Scandanavia; US Berliner Ensemble The Threepenny Opera, Galileo, Mother Courage Epic theater: distinguished old theater from traditional Aristotelian drama Wanted audience to observe, participate intellectually (engage audience) Made equipment visible; showed audience they were watching the play Alienation: effect he wanted on his audience (keep audience detached) Wanted to show audience that things could be changed SAMUEL BECKETT Born in Dublin to a protestant family First work was a critical essay of Joyce
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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