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    Augusto Boal and Bertolt Brecht are two performance theorists who have two very different perspectives on theatre. Brecht used his experience of a Marxist to influence his idea of “epic theatre” to stir the will of action in its audience. Boal believed it to be detrimental for a play’s audience to have an emotional understanding of the characters and the effects the play have on said characters. I am curious about how the theories of Boal and Brecht apply to Tokyo Fish Story which was written by Kimber Lee and directed by Kristen Brandt. Through this paper, I will be discussing how I believe Boal and Brecht would both view the production of Tokyo Fish Story and its various performance elements. Boal and Brecht would have strong opinions about the Mr. Koji’s monologues. Koji has multiple instances where he speaks in monologues to the audience (Lee, 2016). He is often not addressing anyone in particular. However, there were moments where it could be interpreted that he is addressing his son as well as the audience. When he is looking at the blue fish tuna at the beginning of the production, he says how they are too young. He looks into the audience and states that they need to consume “many more calendars”. Brecht would applaud the choice of having the monologues address the audience. This…

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    Bertolt Brecht Influence

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    As one of the most influential figures in theatre, Bertolt Brecht has stamped his legacy in the world theatre. His search for anew kind of theatre made his theatre a modern avant-garde whichhas left its traces in postmodern theatres. This paper tries toinvestigate Brecht’s epic theatre as a modern avant-garde and itsinfluence in postmodern theatre. His epic theatre was in fact a revoltagainst the main stream modern theatre in which Brecht openlydeclares that theatre should be ‘political.’…

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    “A visionary, poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer,” that’s what Bertolt Brecht was known for. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, better known as Bertolot Brecht, was born on February 10th, 1898 in Augsburg, Germany. Brecht was born to a Protestant mother and a Catholic father. While his father worked in a paper mill, his mother made sure that he learned that bible, something that would have a lifelong effect on his writing. The break out of World War I occurred when he was only 16, he became…

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    world. Art can communicate ideas such as a moral or story which can have an impact on what we do after. It sometimes is there for pleasure and sometimes there as a lesson. Drama helps us understand the change and different times without us being there. Art makes us feel what people felt like 100s of years ago. It helps us tell the difference between before and after, the change that has taken place over the few years. My practitioner is Brecht. Bertolt Brecht was a German national born in 1898.…

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    Bertolt Brecht wrote different versions of his play because he was personally affected by the world around him. Having a strong belief in Marxism, Brecht had his German citizenship revoked because of his anti-Nazi views during World War II. He moved to the United States, and after the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, Brecht was disgusted with the world. He rewrote his original play Galileo to tell the world that destruction was not the correct way to solve problems. The play strongly…

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    Sam Beyda Writ 015 Brecht and Twilight Los Angeles 1992: Rough Draft ”The performance’s origins lie in an incident that can be judged one way or another, that may repeat itself in different forms and is not finished but is bound to have consequences, so that’s this judgement has some significance”(Bertolt Brecht 5). The ultimate goal of Bertolt Brecht’s “Epic Theatre” is to portray a socially relevant event objectively in order to induce an audience’s objective thoughts about that…

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    theory is when you can actually make it into a practice.” I would say maybe the empty spaces represents that it is no longer filled with love because Ross was gone. The fact that his viewers are able to have so many different meaning about this photograph is what makes it great art. This leads to see how art can be expressed in different ways. He put his own emotions and feelings into his photographs. The content of the photograph itself is greatly intimate. This photograph is best describe by…

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    For the theatrical world this was seen in the Federal Theater Project. 10,000 people were given jobs in the performing arts (Miller, n.d.). Hallie Flanagan headed this endeavor (Wilmeth, 175). The federal theater project allowed a lot of working actors a really great start. Many who were hired by this program blossomed into some of the most influential artist and characters of the time. One of these of course, was Blitzstein; this particular piece of his was actually inspired by the words of the…

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    atmosphere. Cultures are greatly affected by theatre through the feeling of entertaining relief. An ideal experience in theatre is one that can relate to an audience through intellect, emotion, and creativity. It is of utmost importance to create an intellectual environment within a production. By creating an intellectual environment, the audience is more inclined to adhere to the statement being made. Although I do not feel as if a performance should revolve entirely around the political…

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    Chapter I Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Eugen Berthold Freidrich known as Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898 in an upper-middle class family in Augsburg. The director of paper mill, Brecht’s father believed in Catholicism. The interesting fact is that his parents had a mixed Catholic-Protestant marriage and Brecht was mainly brought up by his mother’s Protestant faith. He attended elementary school and grammar school in Augsburg and his patriotism soon changed into pacifism in 1914 when…

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