Epic Theater is not new. The conventions and stagecraft employed have, in some form or other, been evident throughout history. It was in combining these conventions where audiences were made conscious of the theatrical tools employed and asked not to engage emotionally with the characters that a new form of theater was born. Brecht, one of the main exponents of the form, labeled the feeling he wanted to achieve ‘gestus’ where interruptions, combinations of styles and the breaking of symmetry highlighted the issues in a performance piece rather than the performer. This PowerPoint and workbook package will enable students of the stage to explore this form of theater in a very practical and real way.
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