@ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool
A series of workshops looking at the theatre output and influence of Bertolt Brecht on modern theatre. This week we continue to look at Brecht’s ‘alienated’ style of acting with a devised piece of theatre incorporating his ideas.
All welcome beginner or experienced – no prior knowledge of Brecht required. Each workshop is £3/£2
7pm @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool
We continue our series of workshops looking at the work and influence of Bertolt Brecht on modern theatre practice.
This week we continue to look at the acting style that Brecht proposed known as the ‘alienation effect’ with exercises and devised work as well as looking at some of the key concepts that informed Brecht’s political world-view. We’ll be looking at ‘dialectics’, as espoused by 19th century German philosopher Georg Hegel and as Karl Marx developed it as ‘dialectical materialism’.
All welcome from beginner to experienced actor – no prior knowledge of Brecht or ‘dialectics’ required…
Burjesta Workshops – ‘Brecht, Marx & Dialectical Theatre’
Wed 22nd Aug, 7pm @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool, £3/£2
Join us this Wednesday as we continue our exploration of Brecht’s influence on modern theatre. We’ll be trying out some of his advice and theories for actors as he attempted to create a new ‘epic’ or ‘dialectical’ theatre with acting that was authentic and didn’t use manipulative techniques to affect the audience.
All welcome, no experience or knowledge of Brecht required to take part in these sessions….
7pm, Wed 15th Aug @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool, £3/£2
This Wednesday we continue with our look at Brecht’s theatre and influence on theatre. We’ll be looking at more of Brecht’s ‘alienated’ form of acting and aiming to apply his theories to our own practice.
All are welcome from total beginner to experienced actor. No prior knowledge of Brecht is required and you can come along regardless of whether you’ve been to previous workshops…
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
Burjesta Theatre Workshops @ The Casa, Hope St, L’pool
‘Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it’.
A new series of weekly workshops, each Wednesday from 7pm looking at the work, theories and influence of the most important modern theatre practitioner, Bertolt Brecht.
Bertolt Brecht wrote some of the most well-known plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage, Threepenny Opera, Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Caucasian Chalk Circle as well as being the most important theoretician of modern theatre, putting forth an alternative to mainstream theatre, which he called ‘Epic Theatre’ and latterly ‘Dialectical Theatre’, itself based on Karl Marx’s revolutionary political philosophy, ‘dialectical materialism’.
We will be looking at Brecht’s key works, as well looking at his theories of theatre (alienation effect). We’ll try out some of his training exercises and introduce some of the key concepts of ‘dialectics’, originating with 19th century philosopher Georg Hegel and transformed by Karl Marx. Finally we’ll be asking how we can make use of Brecht’s ideas for theatre practice today.
All are welcome from total beginners to experience actors, no prior knowledge of Brecht is required. Each session costs £3/£2, pay on the evening.