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. The five-year agreement gives Texas Trust naming rights along with signage and advertising opportunities, and more.
The founder of epic theater
, playwright Bertold Brecht was born in the Bavarian town of Augsburg.
One that stands out is his rather amusing experience with Tunisian neighbors in his rooming house and how he relates the irony of their presence to the Islamophobia of traditional Sicilian epic theater
. As an Italian-American with an obvious working knowledge of the language and a personal interest in the subject, he is able to coax and record testimony from a variety of locals who all seem to have strong and passionate opinions on the subject.
(15.) Playwright and theorist Bertolt Brecht advocated for his "epic theater
" through theatrical techniques which, by disrupting narrative linearity and shattering the illusory distance between the audience and onstage, aimed to force his audience to engage with not only the presented material, but also with politics and everyday life.
In looking at the Ages as epic theater
, therefore, I wish to shift emphasis away from the literary merits of the play (qualities inevitably foregrounded in later published editions and critical commentary) to focus on how the theater, for Brecht, is "conditioned by the question of how, when, and for what class it is made use of." (11) I wish to look at what Brecht called the "apparatus" of the theater, the set of organizational principles that allow us to think of dramatic works as the productions of a complex and multifaceted institution that includes not just the playwright and the actors but also its production values, the composition of its audience, and the social, economic, and geographical setting of the theater itself.
(As part of the exhibition, LAPD presented a Spanish-language production of Agents and Assets in collaboration with members of Drogadictos AnOnimos in Corona, Queens.) Inevitably, LAPD invites comparison to Bertolt Brecht's epic theater
, or Augusto Boars Theatre of the Oppressed.
"When the situation will allow it, of course!" "El Wewiyeh," (The Jackal), Nagy Souraty's Arabic-language adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's classic work of epic theater
"Mother Courage," debuted at Masrah al-Madina earlier this year and has subsequently been revived for a run that ends in mid-March.
To be sure, in chapter four alone, Taylor does not allow time for a full explication of Brecht's ideas of epic theater
, choosing to consider instead on how the music and text play off each other in ironic ways, jolting the audience out of emotional involvement.
But the miscellaneous nature of authorial voices and approaches, combined with the lack of any overall arc beyond rough chronological progress, make this not so much epic theater
as a very long string of one-offs that emerges as something less than the sum of its parts.
Summarizing in her introduction Brecht's early familiarity with and rejection of Wagnerian music drama, she concludes that "modernist theater, of which epic theater
has long been the standard-bearer, may be the illegitimate child of opera" (p.