Critics have said that Eric Bentley has given a new direction to theatrical history and represents the German avant-garde in drama. Brecht's most ambitious venture in verse drama, Saint Joan of the Stockyards , was written in Germany shortly before Hitler came to power. Brecht left his homeland in Before he came to the United States in , he was one of the editors of a short-lived anti-Nazi magazine in Moscow In his play Mother Courage and Her Children, which was a Marxist indictment of the economic motives behind internal aggression, was produced in the United States. Brecht is considered a playwright who saw the stage as a platform for the presentation of a message.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht. A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht a Bertolt Brecht born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.
A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions. From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his 'epic theatre', synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism.
Brecht's modernist concern with drama-as-a-medium led to his refinement of the 'epic form' of the drama which constitutes that medium's rendering of 'autonomization' or the 'non-organic work of art'—related in kind to the strategy of divergent chapters in Joyce's novel Ulysses , to Eisenstein's evolution of a constructivist 'montage' in the cinema, and to Picasso's introduction of cubist 'collage' in the visual arts.
In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution; rather, he hoped to 're-function' the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use. Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties.
This 'Brecht' was a collective subject that "certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one we now call 'Brechtian' but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or individualistic sense. This is "theatre as collective experiment [ During the war years, Brecht became a prominent writer of the Exilliteratur.
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