Brecht, Epic Theatre and Alienation

Brecht Epic - Erwin Piscator Was a German director Very influentional in Berlin which was a hot bed of art at the time o developed concept 19241927

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  Erwin Piscator Was a German director. Very influentional in Berlin,  which was a hot bed of art at the time o developed concept 1924-1927 o Offshoot of Expressionism External reality can be changed o Proletariat theatre A theatre for the working class because of the successful overthrow of the  pervious German government. The plays were very political They wanted the plays to cause change It is called Epic because of the fullness, of the complete story.   o Called his theatre style "Epic"   The plays were as relevant as possible to the current time (used current  events most of the time) Used a lot of multimedia Explored the connection between the actor and the audience and tried to  change it.     Brecht o Playwright, director, theorist Wrote everything about Epic Theatre down. Said "Theatre without beer, is just a museum piece"  He wanted people to come back to the theatre, it was losing market share  to radio and movies He borrowed from realism, Japanese Theatre, and Chinese Theatre.
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Brecht Epic - Erwin Piscator Was a German director Very influentional in Berlin which was a hot bed of art at the time o developed concept 19241927

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