Burjesta Workshop – Brecht, Marx & Dialectical Theatre – Wed 8th Aug: ‘He Said Yes / No’

7pm @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool

This week we continue to look at Brecht’s influence on modern theatre focusing on one of his ‘Lehrstucke’ ‘learning plays’, ‘He Said Yes / He Said No’ with two contradictory endings to what was originally a Japanese fable.

These ‘learning plays’ were teaching instruments for actors to learn his new style of ‘epic’ or ‘dialectical’ theatre. Following on from Brecht, we’ll also be asking participants to come up with their own ‘learning play’.

You can read this short play by clicking on the following link – http://www.socialiststories.com/liberate/He%20Said%20Yes,%20He%20Said%20No%20-%20Bertolt%20Brecht.pdf

 All are welcome from total beginners to experienced actors. No prior knowledge of Brecht is required, there is no obligation to attend each workshop (just pay £3/£2 on the night) and you can still come along even if you haven’t attended previous workshops in this series.