Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic Topics for Discussion

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Do you agree with Brecht's contention that theatre should be focused on education and/or enlightenment rather than on pleasure and/or entertainment? Why or why not?

Do you believe that the two sorts of theatre painted as such ideological opposites by Brecht are mutually exclusive? Do you believe there is room for both? Explain your answer.

In what ways do you think Brecht's exile from his homeland (Germany) played a role in the development of his theatrical and/or intellectual philosophies?

Some would describe Brecht's choice to live and work in Hollywood as selling out to capitalism. Others would describe it as pragmatic and necessary - he did, after all and as the editor says, have to pay his bills. What do you think?

What is your experience of being moved in the theatre, or by a movie? What would you say was...

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