Bertolt Brecht (Routledge Performance Practitioners) by Meg Mumford

By Meg Mumford



Routledge functionality Practitioners is a sequence of introductory publications to the major theatre-makers of the final century. each one quantity explains the heritage to and the paintings of 1 of the foremost affects on 20th- and twenty-first-century performance.

Bertolt Brecht is among the world’s so much profound individuals to the idea and perform of theatre. His tools of collective experimentation and his designated framing of the theatrical occasion as a discussion board for classy and political switch proceed to have an important effect at the paintings of functionality practitioners, critics and lecturers alike. this can be the 1st booklet to combine:

  •  an evaluate of the main classes in Brecht's lifestyles and paintings

  • a transparent clarification of his key theories, together with the popular principles of Gestus and Verfremdung

  • an account of his groundbreaking 1954 creation of The Caucasian Chalk Circle

  • an in-depth research of Brecht's functional workouts and practice session methods

As a primary step in the direction of serious knowing, and as an preliminary exploration sooner than happening to additional, basic examine, Routledge functionality Practitioners are unbeatable price for today’s pupil.

Meg Mumford is a lecturer in Theatre and function experiences on the college of recent South Wales, Australia. She has released greatly as regards to Brecht’s theatre and modern appropriations of his concept and perform.

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