to their particular society and thus capable of change. 1, the purpose of epic theatre is not to encourage an audience to suspend their disbelief, but rather to force them to think introspectively about the particular moments that are occurring on stage and why they are happening a certain way. To stage accurate representations of human beings. To reveal the social factors the influence human action, behaviour and thought.
Brechts first proper experiment in epic theatre was. Bertolt Brecht wanted his work to revolutionise theatre's bourgeois values and bring about social and political change. Bertolt Brecht Epic Theatre, upcoming SlideShare, loading. In Reflections on the Theatre and Other Writings.
Brecht and Social Reality
A Comparison of Plays
His admiration for the political comedian Karl Valentin and the films of Charlie Chaplin provided models for the combination of social observation and. The careful composition of each visual grouping also reminds the spectator of the conscious artistry of the works construction, openly indicating the authors viewpoint. Four of these plays. Bertolt Brecht epic theatre. Brecht became interested in Karl Marxs Theories of Socialism. One of Brecht's most-important aesthetic innovations prioritised function over the sterile opposition between form and content. 1 Lighting can also be used to emulate the effect.