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