Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - Example of deliberate fragmentation Battleship...

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Lecture 19 Mother Courage and Her Children o V-effects – alienation effects o Narrative form – way the plot unfolds, aware of the presence of the playwright, and more reporting like by asserting Brechts presence throughout o Ironies in structure – mother courage’s quote about what is was but a business of trading but instead of trading boots trading blood o Dialectics in characters – options of this and then that o Role of emotion –healthy balance between our thought processes and emotional responses as an audience member Director Erwin Piscator -- Hoopla, we live (1927) o Moved away from creating a credible, realistic stage world o The stage is more a simulation than an imitation o Utilizes theatre’s artificiality o Bare bones production – wagon on stage, supertitle and flag to tell where the action is taking place
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Unformatted text preview: Example of deliberate fragmentation Battleship Potemkin (1925) Segei Eisenstein was the director fracture nature represented in film and in brechts work in Mother Courage Vocabulary o Epic theatre o Verfremdung o Verfremdungseffekt o Montage breaking away from smooth steady flow, focusing on the means of artistic creation o Dialectics inconsistencies Example: The Great Dictator (1940) inconsistencies in main character like in Mother Courage Mother Courage is dependent upon the war but she wants to live off the war and not be affected by it o War warps society, all children die for their positive qualities but Mother Courage pulls the wagon herself and chases after the army one more time she hasnt learned her lesson...
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