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Author Eddershaw, Margaret.

Title Performing Brecht / Margaret Eddershaw
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996


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 MELB  792.95094 Edd/Pbf  AVAILABLE
Description x, 188 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Brecht and the Performer: Measuring the Distance. Practitioners who influenced the young Brecht. The performer's distance in epic theatre. The epic theatre audience. Brecht and Stanislavski. The actor and the role. The actor and the audience. Decreasing the distance between Brecht and Stanislavski. Choosing his actors. Acting at the Berliner Ensemble -- 2. Performing Early British Brecht: Following the Berliner. Preparing for Brecht. Brecht slips into Britain. Theatre Workshop and Mother Courage. English Stage Company and The Threepenny Opera. The Royal Court and The Good Woman of Setzuan. Brecht and British playwrights. William Gaskill and British Brecht of the 1960s. The Berliner Ensemble returns -- 3. Performing Brecht Post-1968: The Radical Responses. The 'booming' 1960s. The development of alternative theatre. Brecht by the radical touring companies. Brecht at the radical repertory theatres -- 4. Performing 'Classical' Brecht: Making the Strange Familiar
Brecht at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brecht at the National Theatre. The National Theatre on Tour -- 5. Performing Brecht in the 1990s: Three Approaches to Post-Wall Brecht. The legacy of the late 1980s. The Good Person of Sichuan at the National Theatre, 1989. Mother Courage at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 1990. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the National Theatre, 1991 -- 6. Performing Brecht in the Twenty-First Century: Dinosaurs Came Later. Brecht and the postmodern. A new view of The Life of Galileo? Transforming the audience. Brecht and Bond. The way forward for British Brecht?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-180) and index
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Dramatic production.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Stage history -- Great Britain.
Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 95052603
ISBN 041508010X (alk. paper)