Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic Setting & Symbolism

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Theatre

Theatre has been in existence for thousands of years, ever since the pagan religious rituals of Ancient Greece evolved into theatrical presentations dramatizing humanity's relationship with the gods. Over time, theatre has evolved to explore other aspects of being human, but throughout the centuries, the core issue of the most effective theatre has, in one way or another, always been a variation on two basic questions. These could be summed up as "What does it mean to be a human being?" and "How do we function as human beings when faced by oppression - of the self, of sin, of the gods, of other human beings?"

The Epic Theatre

The "epic theatre" was the form of theatre espoused, developed and advocated by Brecht with the intent of awakening the audience's, and by extension humanity's, intellectual consciousness rather than its emotions. The epic theatre presented facts and circumstances...

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