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A short ppt on the key elements of Brechtian theatre which I created for a Microteach. Let me know what you think. Feel free to use it but credit me! Thanks guys.

A short ppt on the key elements of Brechtian theatre which I created for a Microteach. Let me know what you think. Feel free to use it but credit me! Thanks guys.

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    Bertolt Brecht Epic Theatre Bertolt Brecht Epic Theatre Presentation Transcript

    • Bertolt BrechtKey Elements of his WorkSalvatore Sorce Salvatore Sorce 1
    • Agenda• Ground Rules• Aims of the session• Learning outcomes• What do you know• Key elements of Brechtian theatre• An example in film today• Summary Salvatore Sorce 2
    • Aims• To develop understanding of Brecht and the key elements of Brechtian theatre. Salvatore Sorce 3
    • Learning outcomes• Compare differences with Brechtian Epic and Stanislaski Naturalism theatre styles• Identify key elements of Brechtian theatre• Explore the importance/relevance to theatre today Salvatore Sorce 4
    • What do you know?Question:What are the main differences between Stanislavski and Brechttheatre practices? Salvatore Sorce 5
    • Dramatic vs Epic TheatreDramatic Theatre Epic Theatre• Plot • Narrative• One scene after another • Each scene for itself• Involve the spectator in a • Turn the spectator into an stage situation observer Salvatore Sorce 6
    • Key ElementsActivity:Flipchart and present to the class your thoughtson the following words:Breaking the fourth wallGestureMoralityNarration and song1 min for writing – 1 min for presenting Salvatore Sorce 7
    • Key elementsBreaking the fourth wall Actors directly address the audienceGestus Presentation of an emotion though gestureDidacticism Teaching of a moral lesson Salvatore Sorce 8
    • Key elementsNarration and song Adds commentary on/or narrates the storyActing techniques Multi–roling characters, Exaggerated/repetitive actionsAlienation Technique(Verfrumdungesffekt) Audience questions character Use of lighting and sound Salvatore Sorce 9
    • Example in film todayPlay ‘Rabbit Hole’ DVD Salvatore Sorce 10
    • Relevance in today’s theatreQuestion:• What effect do you think this provokes with a modern audience?• Why would you stage a play in this style? Salvatore Sorce 11
    • Summary• Epic vs Naturalism – give examples• Name key elements of Brechtian theatre• Why do you think it is important today? Salvatore Sorce 12
    • Further readingPlays• Mother Courage and Her Children• The Good Person of Szechwan• The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui• The Caucasian Chalk CircleOnline• http://www.usq.edu.au/artsworx/schoolresources/motherco urage/Brechtian%20Techniques• http://www.usq.edu.au/artsworx/schoolresources/goodwom anofszechwan/epictheatre Salvatore Sorce 13
    • Learning outcomes• Compare differences with Brechtian Epic and Stanislaski Naturalism theatre styles• Identify key elements of Brechtian theatre• Explore the importance/relevance to theatre today. Salvatore Sorce 14
    • Bertolt Brecht Epic TheatreSalvatore Sorce Salvatore Sorce 15