20 Apr 2011

Bertolt Brecht Workshop

A workshop based of the theatre of Brecht

Bertolt Brecht was a German director and playwright and is well-known for his political approach to theatre.  Frustrated with the naturalistic theatre of his time, Brecht woke up his audience with alienation devices and removed the wall between actor and audience. His techniques are still used in theatre and are just as relevant and ground-breaking today as they were when they were first introduced.

This workshop offers participants an insight into the techniques of Brecht, using practical exercises to work through techniques such as ‘Gestus’, ‘Verfremsfdungeffekt’, also known as the ‘V effect’, direct address and breaking down the fourth wall. These workshops are ideal for students at GCSE and A/AS level to practically encounter his techniques and get the chance to devise their own work using Brecht as a starting point.

Benefits of this workshop:

  • Participants gain a background into Brecht.
  • Key techniques are delivered through interactive practical exercises.
  • Participant are able to develop new ideas using Brecht theories.
  • Participants are able to share good practice with other participants throughout the workshop.
  • These workshops can be delivered as part of a GCSE/A Level theatre practitioner day.
  • This workshop can be delivered alongside other key practitioners found in GCSE and the AS/A Level syllabus.

THIS WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND.

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