Lecture 20

Lecture 20 - Lecture 20 Vocabulary o Epic theatre theatre tries to report or demonstrate or give a strong point of view about events a partial

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Lecture 20 Vocabulary o Epic theatre – theatre tries to report or demonstrate or give a strong point of view about events, a partial illusion on stage, not realistic but theatrical o Montage – series of jarring images o Dialectics – contradictions and inconsistencies in characters o Verfremdung – pulls us out and allows us to see the potential for change o Demystification – art might be a force in societal change, a vehicle for social progress Examples: o Battleship Potemkin (1925) o The Great Dictator (1940) o Hoopla, We Live (1927) o The Threepenny Opera (1928) Brecht’s dramaturgy o Only what’s necessary to present events o Dialectics – contradictions and inconsistencies o Verfremdung effects – prologues, interludes, poems, songs o Demystification – mutually alienating elements o Focus – theatre as a force in social change ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Stop Making Sense Theatre of the Absurd (1948 – 1968)
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