Brecht was a German poet, playwright and theatrical reformer (epic theatre). His antibourgeois attitude was a reflection of his generation’s disappointment in the state of civilisation. He had friends who were members of the Dadaist group, an anti-aesthetic
Introduction Expressionist theatre was a German theatre tradition that was first established in the 1900s, has had a huge influence on later theatre traditions all around the world. The stage craft of it, was particulary important, for which later German practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Picator was strongly influenced, as well as the performance styles that they worked on, which is the Epic theatre and Physical theatre. Later on, this form was then spread from Europe to America, and impacted famous playwrights from Sean O’Casey to Eugene O’Neill, which they produced “The New Stagecraft” based on it. Expressionism in theatre contains a lot of various acting styles, symbolic performances “Not one Expressionism but a number of loosely
He was very much influenced by musicals and fairground performers. He also used comedy to distant his audience from the depicted situations. Stanislavski theatre is called dramatic theatre which has plot, involve the spectator in a stage situation and one scene after another whereas in epic theatre it is called narrative theatre, turn the spectator into an observer and each scene for itself. Brecht encouraged his audience to discuss things during a performance and they could enter and leave during a performance at their will. Sometimes he even masked actors face to draw the attention away from the actor’s faces, in comparison Stanislavski says that audience must involve in the performance and audience can’t enter between the play.
Yet from the earliest starting point of his abstract vocation, Brecht was a foe of the built up average society. Brecht created unequivocally against common play Baal (1918-19), which had an unpredictable connection to expressionism ( Kellner , " Brecht Marxist Aesthetics "), and in 1919 composed Drums in the Night, a play that managed the bafflement after World War I and the German insurgency. The returning trooper in the play, Kragler , walked out on the German insurgency after the war for going to bed with his better half. While in Berlin in the mid-1920s, Brecht started to demonstrate an enthusiasm for Marxism. He connected with a wide hover of recognized radical companions and specialists, and got to be familiar with Marxism through examination
The play is a picture of the ideas depicting how people can be so cheap and so obsessed with gaining power, money, and food on their plates; it explains how they reach to an inhumane extent in order to achieve such desires. Money is directly proportional to power; the more money you have the more powerful you are. It was the Great Depression period, after the First World War which had impacted him horrifyingly after which Brecht came up with acting and staging techniques that aimed at teaching the audience how to criticize the unfair and unequal treatment. Another name for which is the 'Epic Theatre ' technique. Two key notions of this technique are of Theatricalism and of Alienation effect.
He depicted Bathsheba as a young pretty woman with her eyes with sorrow. Nudity was the principle attribute in Rembrandt's Bathsheba Reading King David's Letter. Rembrandt’s painting can be read to exude a moral and erotic narrative, highlighting Bathsheba as both a sinner and a victim. There is variety of interpretations of this painting. Regarding the painting, the body, emotion, composition and background reveals the role of nude in the 17th century in this
His launch into new traditions of approaching subjectivity has changed all reaction to Nature. His force and energy have instituted a strength of beneficial aesthetic action through his career. He made influential contributions during the late 1960’s throughout the areas of dance and performance art . Rauschenberg achieved his expert work with great effortlessness in a countless variety of materials and mediums and with greater diversity . Visual art and performance art could be seen as very dissimilar types of expression, but Robert Rauschenberg accomplished minimizing the split between them by applying much of the same foundations seen in his paintings and combinations, in his pieces of performance.
Ibsen used Hedda’s craving of freedom to explore the true desires of women. Since the audience of that time would have mostly been wealthy, high-class families who could afford a trip to the theatre, it was very important that the audience were able to relate to the play. This is why Ibsen used a naturalistic setting, he wanted the audience to see themselves represented in the play. By doing so, Ibsen compelled the audience to look within their own lives and see how similar they were to the characters. Through Hedda Gabler and her journey of tackling with her desires and her commitment to her social status, Ibsen revealed the deadly truth behind the consequences of societal pressure and how damaging it can be to one’s mental state.
Frisch almost completely avoids any sort of reference which would restrict his play to a particular country or age, although it has been noted that as a Swiss citizen he felt keenly the stifling and hypocritical nature of middle-class morality. In this essay, I will discuss how Biedermann’s rigid conversational