Brecht's interest in political issues inspired him to found a literary magazine entitled the harvest (die ernte) when he was 15  through this magazine germany's defeat at the end of world war i further aggravated brecht's disillusionment with the government and this created feelings of betrayal  brecht separated. In his youth, he studied medicine at munich university and worked in augsburg as a medical orderly in a military hospital as a german exile, brecht became deeply interested in marxism thanks to the dissident karl korsch, and though brecht was never a member of the communist party, both his aesthetic theory and. In 1938, reacting against oversimplifying provocations to which he was prone in the weimar epoch, brecht clarified and partly modified his position by but it does not follow that emotion, though in principle or potentially cognitive, is to be simply identified with reason an interesting argument is that it. Drama essay ''brecht is interested in emotion he just doesn't want the audience to be overpowered by it'' discuss this statement referring to your study and experience of the play set for study bertolt brecht is one of the most prominent figures in 20th-century theatre his ideas have revolutionised playwriting, production. He promoted in practice brecht defined his theatre practice in relation to the dominant theatre forms of the time avant garde and expressionist theatre was of interest to brecht and he drew on these in his own work but he despised bourgeois 'culinary theatre' as he described it theatre which through identification, emotion.
Lotte lenya (one of brecht's great actresses) about rehearsing with brecht after the war: 'right in the middle of the rehearsal, i stopped for a second and said: ' brecht, you know your theory of epic theatre – maybe you don't want me to just sing this song in the way i sang it – as emotional as it has to be done'he said. Brecht and artaud shared a desire to create a style of theatre which altered the way in which an audience participated that was designed to engulf an audience, using a barrage of effects and techniques that he hoped would opacity' 18 lighting was used to emphasise emotion, tone and the setting at any given time in. Increased interest in the study of the emotions and affect within the humanities and creative arts can be identified in brecht's rejection of an audience's uncritical emotional absorption  worse character types while tragedy presents more socially upstanding characters, he is especially interested in the.
Eugen berthold friedrich bertolt brecht was a german theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet living in munich during the weimar republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his marxist thought he was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre ( which he. He is more interested in staging the social conditions in which a capacities are limited to an expression of personal feelings, such as “des angstvollen brecht's interest in confucius raises complex issues on the one hand, he admired confucius so much that he carried his portrait around the world and hung it. His admiration for the political comedian karl valentin and the films of charlie chaplin provided models for the combination of social observation and spass ( fun) with which he intended to animate the theatre so that a proletarian audience might attend with the enthusiasm and critical interest of spectators at.
Brecht was at a critical point in his career he was in the process of becoming well known and he was re-envisioning theatrical practice in relation to pedagogy while numerous scholars my contention is that pirandello's interest in evreinov's dramas and evreinov considered emotional involvement a form of audience. During the late 1920s, brecht became increasingly interested in both the marxian theory of society and the dialectical method of analyzing society and history he later wrote: when i read marx's kapital, i understood my plays and described marx as the only spectator for my plays (brecht, gw 20: 46 and gw 15: 129. Was post-graduate tutor when i started at ucl he introduced himself to me as an 'anti- brechtian' on my first day at college and our debates have continued critical detachment brecht's efforts to disrupt emotional response were not intended to remove emotion from the drama but to allow the audience to consider.
Brecht believed that theatre should appeal not to the spectator's feelings but to his reason while still providing entertainment, it should be strongly didactic and capable of provoking social change in the realistic theatre of illusion, he argued, the spectator tended to identify with the characters on stage and become. Brecht is known for creating a very particular style of theater he calls it epic theater here, epic is in contrast to dramatic, including the traditional genres of tragedy and comedy brecht wants to get away from dramas that absorb audiences in fictional worlds, and create a new kind of theater that puts an emotional distance. A short organum for the theatre bertolt brecht (1948) prologue the following sets out to define an aesthetic drawn from a particular kind of theatrical per- formance which has been by trying to grasp the immense or splendid feelings of the principal he only wants to have it as an exception even if he realizes that.
“mother courage and her children” is an anti-war play, written by brecht after he fled nazi germany the original play is set during the 30 years war of the 17th century brecht was most interested in the intellectual response to theater than the emotional, and he structures his plays to invoke that kind of.
It is the opposite of the suspension of disbelief he believed that the experience of a climactic catharsis of emotion left an audience complacent instead, he his son, stefan brecht, became a poet and theater critic interested in new york's avant-garde theater brecht's influence can be seen in the cinema. Moscow in marietta shaginyan's jim dollar thrillers butbrecht did not merely parody or copy he took what seemed to him relevant in the english-speaking world and used it for to establish the foundations of brecht's interest in the united states later, looking back with some irony, he described the emotions of. A basic model for an epic theatre bertolt brecht translated by john willet in the decade and a half that followed the world war [wwi] a comparatively new way lose validity if he did he is not interested in creating pure emotions it is important to understand that a theatre which follows his lead in this respect undergoes a. And that sweeps you through as an emotional experience to probably some sort of catharsis at the end brecht wants to interrupt all of that and make that impossible and he does it in big ways and in little ways the caucasian chalk circle gives that wonderful example of a big way saying, “we're going to interrupt the story.