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  • Examples Of Brechtian Alienation In Community Performance
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    Brechtian Alienation in Community Performance Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, (b. 1898-d. 1956), known commonly as Bert olt Brecht, was a German poet and playwright. One of his major contributions to theatre history was the "alienation effect" (From the German, "Verfremdungseffekt"). Brechtian alienation requires the removal of the "fourth wall". This is a term that describes the "suspension of disbelief" by the audience that takes place during a performance. It is often thought that the audien...
  • Epic Theater Html Brecht
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    It is difficult to imagine a play which is completely successful in portraying drama as Bertolt Brecht envisioned it to be. For many years before and since Brecht proposed his theory of "Epic Theatre", writers, directors and actors have been focused on the vitality of entertaining the audience, and creating characters with which the spectator can empathize. 'Epic Theatre' believes that the actor-spectator relationship should be one of distinct separation, and that the spectator should learn from...
  • Q 5 Actor Audience Relationship
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    Mamma Mia 1) PLOT The story was based on a young lady named Sophie who would be getting married in a few weeks. She lives with her mother on a small island where they run a small hostel. Before her wedding, Sophie finds one of her mother's old diaries that give her clues about her unknown father. There is a bit of difficulty however because there are three possible candidates that fit the role of her father so she invites them all to her wedding without her mother's knowledge in hope of finding ...
  • Greek Theatre
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    Greek Theatre There have been many artistic achievements that have had a substantial role in shaping outlooks and tastes for cultures and generations for 1000's of years. Of all the different kinds of productions the Greeks have established, the tragedy is the most extraordinary of their spiritual contributions. Everything from style, intellect, appearance of stage, costume, and people have all been the main influences of drama and theatre over the past twenty-five hundred years. The earliest of...
  • Every Actor In Every Show
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    Most American actors have a lot of experience acting with an American audience. When acting in a play written in Britain, however, most actors don't realize how much they have to change their style in order to make a British comedy accessible to an American audience. Most American theaters, in the age of high action films, are prepared for very physical, very loud comedy. Because of new technology, American audiences like their jokes handed to them, and most expect the theater to be the same rea...
  • Aristotle And Stanislavsky
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    Aristotle found the idea of imitating reality morally intrusive. He defined the difference between the arts and broke them down into separate components. These components can be separated into six; Firstly, imitation within a tragedy plot, which is the larger and higher form of art which began as improvisation and then moved into a a broader scope with more actors. Character's are another component, in so far as you need someone to act out the plot. Thought, whereby 'something is proved to be or...
  • Flood Drummers Piece
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    Flood drummers was a production by the French Company Theatre du Soleil. The director Ariane Mnouchkine combines the most recent French and European theatrical approaches with the customs of Kabuki, Banraku Puppetry and Chinese Opera. It drew inspiration from the 1998 floods that ravaged China. This catastrophe served as a vehicle for a legend which, though doused in convention, presents a modern controversy about the dishonesty of man, stupidity and greediness. The production, Flood Drummers re...
  • Good Television Situation Comedy
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    Television situation comedy is a writer!'s medium. Good situation comedy depends on the performances of its central characters. To what extent do you think these statements are true? Good television situation comedy depends on many crucial factors. Two of the most important factors are the performance of the actors, the quality of the writer!'s script. Good situation comedy, to a large extent, ultimately depends on the performances of its central characters. Although the script is also important...

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