Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic Quotes

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"...neither theatre nor audience has any idea of what is supposed to go on [in the theatre]. When people in sporting establishments buy their tickets they know exactly what is going to take place; and that is exactly what does take place once they are in their seats ..." p. 6

"I believe that there is such a wealth of subjects worth seeing, characters worth admiring, and lessons worth learning that once a good sporting spirit sets in one would have to build theatres if they did not already exist." p. 8

"It was clear to [Shaw] that any decent man's working equipment had to include that vital piece of apparatus, his own trumpet." p. 10

"Shaw's terrorism consists in this: that he claims a right for every man to act in all circumstances with decency, logic and humour, and sees it as his duty to do so even when it creates...

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