Essay Topic 1
Explain the term 'epic theatre'. What is the goal of epic theatre? How is it different from previous forms of theatre?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the role of music in Brecht's idea of theatre. When is the use of music appropriate? How has it been used in the past in theater?
Essay Topic 3
Explain Brecht's theories of 'gest'. What does the word mean? How did it come into being?
Essay Topic 4
Explain 'peadagogics'. What is the role of peadagogics in theatre? How does this fit into Brecht's style of theatre?
Essay Topic 5
Explain why Brecht believes theatre should transform society. How does this idea relate to his thoughts on aesthetics? How does it relate to capitalism? Who does he credit with helping him develop transformational theatre and why?
Essay Topic 6
Describe Brecht's relationship with the actor, Peter Lorre. How does Brecht respond to criticism of Lorre? Why...
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