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The Resource Brecht in practice : theatre, theory and performance, David Barnett

Brecht in practice : theatre, theory and performance, David Barnett

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Brecht in practice : theatre, theory and performance
Title
Brecht in practice
Title remainder
theatre, theory and performance
Statement of responsibility
David Barnett
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bertolt Brecht's reputation as a flawed, irrelevant or difficult thinker for the theatre can often go before him to such an extent that we run the risk of forgetting the achievements that made him and his company, the Berliner Ensemble, famous around the world. David Barnett examines both Brecht the theorist and Brecht the practitioner to reveal the complementary relationship between the two. This book aims to sensitize the reader to the approaches Brecht took to the world and the stage with a view to revealing just how carefully he thought about and realized his vision of a politicized, interventionist theatre. What emerges is a nuanced understanding of his concepts, his work with actors and his approaches to directing. The reader is encouraged to engage with Brecht's method that sought to 'make theatre politically' in order to locate the innovations he introduced into his stagecraft. There are many examples given of how Brecht's ideas can be staged, and the final chapter takes two very different plays and asks how a Brechtian approach can enliven and illuminate their production. Ultimately, the book invites readers, students and theatre-makers to discover new ways of apprehending and making use of Brecht"--
  • "A re-examination of Bertolt Brecht the theatre practitioner in the light of his theoretical writings and his work in the theatre"--
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1968-
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Barnett, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Methuen drama engage
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  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Label
Brecht in practice : theatre, theory and performance, David Barnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Revealing the Radical Theorist -- 2. Buying brass as Performative Thinking -- 3. Brecht and Difference -- 4. Method Trumps styles -- 5. Brecht and the Actor -- 6. Brecht and the Director -- 7. Brecht, Documentation and the Art of Copying -- 8. Using Brecht's Method -- Epilogue -- nNotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
881848364
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781408185032
Lccn
2014014152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881848364
Label
Brecht in practice : theatre, theory and performance, David Barnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Revealing the Radical Theorist -- 2. Buying brass as Performative Thinking -- 3. Brecht and Difference -- 4. Method Trumps styles -- 5. Brecht and the Actor -- 6. Brecht and the Director -- 7. Brecht, Documentation and the Art of Copying -- 8. Using Brecht's Method -- Epilogue -- nNotes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
881848364
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781408185032
Lccn
2014014152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881848364

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