What did Bertolt Brecht believe in?
Also, what was Brecht's theory?
The alienation effect was Brecht's principle of using innovative theatrical techniques to “make the familiar strange” in order to provoke a social-critical audience response. Bertolt Brecht, German leftist playwright and director, had nothing but disdain for the conventional, commercial “bourgeois” theater of his time.
Beside above, what was Brecht's aim? Brecht was influenced by Piscator and used technology on stage including placards, slide or film projections, sound and lighting effects. The aim was to reject naturalism and draw attention to the artifice of the theatrical process.
Consequently, what techniques did Bertolt Brecht use?
Techniques such as the verfremdungsteffekt/alienation effect, didacticism, breaking the fourth wall, gestus, narration and use of song all encompass the Brechtian theorisation of Epic Theatre - a convention first founded by Irwin Piscator.
What was Brecht influenced by?
Karl Marx Pablo Picasso James Joyce Georg Büchner Karl Korsch