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Unformatted text preview: Beeee Good 11/3/10 Vocabulary Style: Epic theatre Philosophy: Marxism- products of our society Method: dialectics- trace out contradictions and inconsistencies Key: Verfremdung Verfremdungseffekt Goal: Demystification Put the focus on the world around the characters, set out the circumstances and the obstacles that they face Goals of Epic Theatre:- disrupt the illusion- challenge dominance of realism - inspire change: by not using naturalism How?- breaking continuity in both writing and staging (keep reminding us its a play)- by calling attention to theatres artificiality Why?- to alienate, defamiliarize, demystify the art form But Why?- to question the conventions of both modern theatre and modern society (reality predicated on the world we live in, can change if we can understand the steps to take towards a positive resolution Epic Dramaturgy: Discontinuity/ episodes Dialects in character Stylized language Scene titles Songs Epic Models: Sporting Event: audience at sporting event is in the same state as what he wants the theatre...
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