The Complete Brecht Toolkit

Author(s): Stephen Unwin

Performing Arts Drama Plays

A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre. The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory ideas about theatre - and how he put them into practice. Here are explanations of all the famous key terms, such as Alienation Effect, Epic Theatre and Gestus, as well as many others which go to make up what we think of as 'Brechtian theatre'. There follows a section which looks at the practical application of these theories in Acting, Language, Music, Design and Direction. And finally, the book offers fifty exercises for student actors to investigate Brecht's ideas for themselves, becoming thoroughly familiar with the tools in the Brecht toolkit.


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Stephen Unwin is a theatre director. He founded English Touring Theatre in 1993, after a career as a freelance theatre director, which included work at the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. He also served as Artistic Director of the Rose Theatre, Kingston from 2008 to 2014.

General Fields

  • : 9781854595508
  • : Nick Hern Books
  • : Nick Hern Books
  • : 0.298
  • : February 2014
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 223
  • : Paperback
  • : Stephen Unwin