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the fourth wall and alienates the audience from the reality of the scene bringing them an objective perception. This is further exemplified through the use of historification as Brecht places prevalent issues into a impersonal setting objectifying the emotion of the audience to the point of recognition. In Caucasian Chalk Circle Dialectic debate reveals Brecht principles about moral choices and allows the audience to reflect on class distinction. ‘Terrible is the temptation to do good’, by inverting this idiom Brecht opens the theme of choice, this could be highlighted through the use of gestus. In each play of Brecht’s there is only one humanitarian, such as Grusha in Caucasian Calk Circle who solely survives due to the fairytale genre. A similar character of Katrin is though her humanitarianism is a weakness, as war ‘Destroys the
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weak . Brecht presents these social criticism in Caucasian Chalk Circle under the guise of an innocent fable, once again providing an objective forum for judgement. Grusha’s morality and kindness involves an impulse for maternity that is juxtaposed to the governess’s materialism and lack of true attachment. In a class workshop we experi- mented performance styles with the Governess performing in Vaudeville and Grusha in re- alism to distinguish her sincerity. Grusha adopts the child despite the danger is prevails upon her, allowing the child to control her destiny, this is cemented in scene 3 when Grusha sings ‘there is no-one but me my dear... who will not forsake you’. Here despite her lack of biological relation love and necessity determines her maternity. The musical song breaks the audiences attachment to the otherwise emotional displayal of care and sacri- fice. Brecht comments on Michel’s social standing suggesting that if ‘your fathers a thief,
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