epic theater

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epic theater:

see Brecht, BertoltBrecht, Bertolt
, 1898–1956, German dramatist and poet, b. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht. His brilliant wit, his outspoken Marxism, and his revolutionary experiments in the theater made Brecht a vital and controversial force in modern drama.
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; Piscator, ErwinPiscator, Erwin
, 1893–1966, German theatrical director and producer who, with Bertolt Brecht, was the foremost exponent of epic theater, a genre that emphasizes the sociopolitical context rather than the emotional content or aesthetics of the play.
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The production benefits from being helmed by German director Walter Meierjohann, who is well versed in Brechtian theatre.
Alienation in Context: On the Theory and Practice of Brechtian Theatre.
Falcon Paradi cites Montes Huidobro's plays La Botija (1960) and El tiro por la culata (1961), both strongly tied to Brechtian theatre, as examples of this period in which the playwright supported the promises of the Revolution.
This is Brechtian theatre, challenging people to look critically at their situation and change it, provoking the insight into the ruling class myths controlling consciousness, including the myth that the world cannot be transformed.