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Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic. Edited and translated by John Willett.

; Willett, John, 1917-2002, ed. and tr
[1st ed.].. New York, Hill and Wang [1964] .
ISBN 9780809005420, 0809005425

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Other Title On theatre.
Other Authors Willett, John, 1917-2002,
Subjects Acteren.
Esthetica.
Politieke aspecten.
Theater.
Théâtre.
Description 294 pages illustrations, portraits 21 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-285).
Contents 1. Frank Wedekind -- 2. A Reckoning -- 3. Emphasis on Sport -- 4. Three Cheers for Shaw -- 5. Conversation with Bert Brecht -- 6. A Radio Speech -- 7. Shouldn't we Abolish Aesthetics? -- 8. The Epic Theatre and its Difficulties -- 9. Last Stage: Oedipus -- 10. A Dialogue about Acting -- 11. On Form and Subject-Matter -- 12. An Example of Paedagogics -- 13. The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre -- 14. The Literarization of the Theatre -- 15. The Film, the Novel and Epic Theatre -- 16. The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication -- 17. The Question of Criteria for Judging Acting -- 18. Indirect Impact of the Epic Theatre -- 19. Interview with an Exile -- 20. Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction -- 21. The German Drama: pre-Hitler -- 22. Criticism of the New York Production of Die Mutter -- 23. On the Use of Music in an Epic Theatre -- 24. Alienation Effects in Chinese Acting -- 25. Notes to Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe -- 26. On Gestic Music -- 27. The Popular and the Realistic.
28. On Rhymeless Verse with Irregular Rhythms -- 29. The Street Scene -- 30. On Experimental Theatre -- 31. New Technique of Acting -- 32. Two Essays on Unprofessional Acting -- 33. Notes on the Folk Play -- 34. Alienation Effects in the Narrative Pictures of the Elder Brueghel -- 35. A Little Private Tuition for my Friend Max Gorelik -- 36. Building up a Part: Laughton's Galileo -- 37. 'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note -- 38. A Short Organum for the Theatre -- 39. Masterful Treatment of a Model -- 40. From the Mother Courage Model -- 41. Does Use of the Model Restrict the Artist's Freedom? -- 42. Formal Problems Arising from the Theatre's New Content -- 43. Stage Design for the Epic Theatre -- 44. From a Letter to an Actor -- 45. Some of the Things that can be Learnt from Stanislavsky -- 46. Theaterarbeit: an editorial note -- 47. Notes on Erwin Strittmatter's Play Katzgraben -- 48. Study of the First Scene of Shakespeare's Coriolanus -- 49. Cultural Policy and Academy of Arts.
50. Conversation about being Forced into Empathy -- 51. Classical Status as an Inhibiting Factor -- 52. Can the Present-day World be Reproduced by Means of Theatre? -- 53. Appendices to the 'Short Organum' -- 54. 'Dialectics in the Theatre': an editorial note -- 55. Our London Season.
Part I: 1918-1932 : 1. Frank Wedekind -- 2. A reckoning -- 3. Emphasis on sport -- 4. Three cheers for Shaw -- 5. Conversations with Bert Brecht -- 6. A radio speech -- 7. Shouldn't we abolish aesthetics? -- 8. The epic theatre and its difficulties -- 9. Last stage: Oedipus -- 10. A dialogue about acting -- 11. On form and subject-matter -- 12. An example of pedagogics -- 13. The modern theatre is the epic theatre -- 14. The radio as an apparatus of communication -- 15. The question of criteria for judging acting -- 16. Indirect impact of the epic theatre -- Part II: 1933-1947 : 17. Interview with an exile -- 18. Theatre for pleasure or theatre for instruction -- 19. The German drama: pre-Hitler -- 20. Criticism of the New York production of Die Mutter -- 21. On the use of music in an epic theatre -- 22. Alienation effects in Chinese acting -- 23. Notes to Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe -- 24. On Gestic music -- 25. The popular and the realistic -- 26. On rhymeless verse with irregular rhythms -- 27. The street scene -- 28. On experimental theatre -- 29. New techniques of acting -- 30. Two essays on unprofessional acting -- 31. Notes on the folk play -- 32. Alienation effects in the narrative pictures of the Elder Brueghel -- 33. A little private tuition for my friend Max Gorelik -- 34. Building up a part: Laughton's Galileo -- 35. 'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note -- Part III: 1947-1948 : 36. A short organum for the theatre -- Part IV: 1948-1956 : 37. Masterful treatment of a model -- 38. From the Mother Courage model -- 39. Does use of the model restrict the artist's freedom -- 40. Formal problems arising from the theatre's new content -- 41. Stage design for the epic theatre -- 42. From a letter to an actor -- 43. Some of the things that can be learnt from Stanislavsky -- 44. Theaterabeit: an editorial note -- 45. Notes on Erwin Strittmatter's play Katzgraben -- 46. Study the first scene of Shakespeare's Coriolanus -- 47. Cultural policy and academy of arts -- 48. Conversation about being forced into empathy -- 49. Classical status as an inhibiting factor -- 50. Can the present-day world be reproduced by means of theatre -- 51. Appendices to the 'Short Organum' -- 52. Dialects in the theatre- an editorial note -- 53. Our London season.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)191557
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
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