Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic - 1933-1947 (Exile: Scandinavia, USA), Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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1933-1947 (Exile: Scandinavia, USA), Section 1 Summary and Analysis

Interview with an Exile - In this essay, Brecht comments on how little the traditional forms of theatre mean anymore and recalls his struggles (and those of his colleagues) to reform both the act and the intention of theatre. He strongly suggests that theatre has to change with the times in order to connect and/or influence modern audiences. A note from the editor comments that Brecht was living in Denmark at the time the interview was conducted, and the phrasing (and some of the information) is "hardly Brecht's".

Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction - In this essay, Brecht argues that the epic theatre (which, he comments, is viewed by many as intense) and instructional theatre are equally valid forms as theatre for pleasure.

The German Drama: pre-Hitler - Brecht describes...

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