Similarities Between Stanislavski And Epic Theatre
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He believed that the truth that occured onstage should be different than that of real life, but a type of ‘scenic truth’ could be achieved onstage. He said that the “Purpose of our art is to create the life of a human soul and render it in an artistic form”.
Epic theatre is against realistic and naturalistic theatre. The plays are designed to shock the audience and inspire thought. The main aim is to make audience aware of their social surroundings and encourage them to act to change their society. It allow actors to take on any different character or role. He could use songs, music, comic elements and also other style theatrics. He also used different methods to create parallels to contemporary issues. 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. Stanislavski believed that actor must