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Unformatted text preview: The Alienation Effect • Aka A-Effect • Nothing magical, no hypnotic tensions or being swept away • Drop assumption of the 4 th wall • Actor should try to stay a reader for as long as possible • “fixing the ‘not…but’” • 3 ways to alienate: o transposition into the third person o transposition into the past o speaking the stage directions out loud • third person allows for detachment • to get the full A effect, the actor should start at rehearsal by paraphrasing the verse’s content • actor emphasizes that it is his own interpretation of the incident • the object of the effect is to alienate the social gest (the mimetic and gestural expression of the social relationships prevailing between people) underlying every incident • historicization – • actor must play the incident as historical ones • assume nothing is “self evident” •...
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- Spring '08
- Theatre, Bertolt Brecht, traditional Aristotelian drama, communist eastern bloc, Used term epic