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Rethinking Brecht

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Material Information

Title: Rethinking Brecht The Reinvention of Contemporary Politics and Political Theater
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Nash, Lauren
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Brecht, Bertolt
Churchill, Caryl
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis traces the use of Bertolt Brecht's dramatic theory in the works of playwrights Caryl Churchill and Suzan-Lori Parks. Both English-speaking feminists, Churchill and Parks use the techniques of Brecht, a German, Marxist, male playwright, for rather different ends. Though the women share Brecht's goal of politically influencing their audiences, their plays demonstrate differences in ideological beliefs about theatrical limitations and the nature of society. Churchill, by largely using the alienation-effect to different ends than Brecht's historicization, questions the efficacy of his epic theater in a post-modern context. Parks similarly uses the alienation-effect to display frighteningly repetitive societies, opposing the dialectically evolving one Brecht imagined. Parks also manipulates his technique to develop a political theater aiming neither for empathy nor complete intellectual distanciation but instead sympathy.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Nash
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Myhill, Nova

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 N2
System ID: NCFE003980:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003980/00001

Material Information

Title: Rethinking Brecht The Reinvention of Contemporary Politics and Political Theater
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Nash, Lauren
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Brecht, Bertolt
Churchill, Caryl
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis traces the use of Bertolt Brecht's dramatic theory in the works of playwrights Caryl Churchill and Suzan-Lori Parks. Both English-speaking feminists, Churchill and Parks use the techniques of Brecht, a German, Marxist, male playwright, for rather different ends. Though the women share Brecht's goal of politically influencing their audiences, their plays demonstrate differences in ideological beliefs about theatrical limitations and the nature of society. Churchill, by largely using the alienation-effect to different ends than Brecht's historicization, questions the efficacy of his epic theater in a post-modern context. Parks similarly uses the alienation-effect to display frighteningly repetitive societies, opposing the dialectically evolving one Brecht imagined. Parks also manipulates his technique to develop a political theater aiming neither for empathy nor complete intellectual distanciation but instead sympathy.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Nash
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Myhill, Nova

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 N2
System ID: NCFE003980:00001

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