I taught the Scottish play more times than I care to remember at school, and had to take school parties to see a number of mediocre performances usually specifically produced for school audiences. 496 weitere Wörter
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In doing A-Level Drama, I have become far more closely acquainted with the Brechtian style than I ever planned on becoming. I dislike the fellow, I dislike his politics, and I dislike his particular brand of theatre- but despite all that, what I hate most of all is the blatant misappropriation of the Brechtian style, a trend that has seemingly infected directors nowadays. 1.090 weitere Wörter
Friedemann Weidauer has an article forthcoming in the Brecht Yearbook (Vol. 43, 2018) on „Catharsis? Brecht, Chaplin and Empathy in Film and Theater.“ The articles explores parallels between recent research in cognitive psychology on the reception of art and Brecht’s assessment of the role of empathy in his method of emotionally ‚distancing‘ the spectator from the events on the stage.