This has been in existence for thousands of years, ever since the pagan religious rituals of Ancient Greece evolved into presentations dramatizing humanity's relationship with the gods.
The Epic Theatre
This form was espoused, developed and advocated by Brecht with the intent of awakening the audience's, and by extension humanity's, intellectual consciousness rather than just its emotions.
The Alienation Effect
This term, coined by Brecht early in the development of his theory and practice, summed up his belief that for presentations to function as a tool of education and enlightenment (as opposed to just entertainment), it must trigger people to think about themselves, events, and their beliefs in a new and different way.
This is the term Brecht coined for the study and practice of separating the emotion from the intellect, particularly in terms of downplaying the former and emphasizing the latter in writing and production...
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