Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic - 1948-1956 (Berlin), Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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1948-1956 (Berlin), Section 1 Summary and Analysis

Masterful Treatment of a Model - Brecht comments on how difficult it is and will continue to be to find the right balance between entertainment and information in the theatre presented in the period immediately following World War II, but suggests the balance must be found. He then suggests that one way forward might be to base productions of theatre on a specific model, the idea being not to reproduce the model slavishly but to use it as a springboard for individualization, and presents one such model (of his production of "Antigone") as an example.

From the Mother Courage Model - Here Brecht again examines the use of models in creating theatre, this time by offering excerpts from his model (defined in terms of music, stage design, elements and purposes of illusion) for productions of his play...

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