TITLE

Building an Audience: Craig's and Brecht's Theories of Dramatic Performance

AUTHOR(S)
Gruber, William E.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It compares the approaches of Gordon Craig and Bertolt Brecht to theater performance. Craig had his own perception of theater, in which he insisted that it must be timeless, symbolic and spiritual. He likened theater performance to a religious service and he actively disdained politics. On the other hand, Brecht thought theater should be historical, political and materialist. His theatrical productions signify artistic collaboration and democracy.
ACCESSION #
19288476

 

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