Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 Mother Courage and Her Children o...

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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 Example of deliberate fragmentation “Battleship Potemkin” (1925) Segei Eisenstein was
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