Bertolt Brechts EPIC THEATRE
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was a famous German
playwright and poet who started to write political
poetry and plays at an early age about social issues.
He was branded a troublemaker at school and got
expelled for writing anti-
HAVE YOU SEEN ZANDILE?
Look at the following when preparing for the exam:
Oral tradition uses contrast so examine the following:
contrast of urban and rural- e.g.( clothes, food, houses, what is expected of children, how
children are treated)
Theatre of the Absurd
Fooling and clowning dates back to the middle ages.
Effect of face paint, masks, clowns used now for different effect.
Theatre of the absurd turns away from traditional logical language and points out that what we say is
NOTES ON THE COAT BY Athol Fugard
The Serpent Players
In the 1960s, Fugard formed the Serpent Players, whose
name derives from their first venue, the former snake pit at
the zoo where a group of black actors worker-players who
earned their living as teach
From the Poetics
Aristotles Ideas About Tragedy
Aristotle was one of the greatest philosophers of Ancient
Greece. A philosopher looks for ideal forms, and tries to
explain the nature of reality. The search for ideal forms led
Aristotle to explore many sub
The Oyster and the Pearl
Gentle; warm feel; laid-back small American fishing village; intimate domestic scene; typical realistic
setting; a slice of life.
Set doesnt change
Staging: Proscenium Arch frames 4th wall through which we see the action.
Improvisation is a state of being and creating action
without pre-planning. This can be when an individual
or group is acting, dancing, singing, playing musical
instruments, talking, creating artworks, problem
solving, or reacting in the mom
The significance of the opening scene in
Oedipus is to establish the relationship status
parameters that will be of primary importance
throughout the rest of the play. Creon,
Jocasta, Tirerias, Chorus, priests, and the
power of the gods are all represente
Starts in the same setting as Oedipus - In front of the
royal palace. Look for similarities right to the end when
the chorus speak last as in Oedipus, giving similar
Antigone convicted of reverence as she sees it,
whereas Creon sees it
Choose one of the following topics for your essay. It needs to be 450-550 words in length and typed
with the plagiarism declaration stapled to the front of the essay. Due date is 12pm on May 6.
PLEASE DELIVER TO MY BOX ON THE THIRD FLOOR AT TH
Anagnorisis is a moment in a play or other work when a
character makes a critical discovery. Anagnorisis originally
meant recognition in its Greek context, not only of a person
but also of what that person stood for. Anagnorisis was the