Genres and Styles


Bertolt Brecht Biography

The first in a series of articles on epic theatre explores the man synonymous with the form, Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht was born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht on 10 February 1898 in Augsburg, Germany, to middle class parents. As a young man he studied medicine and served in an army...


Theatre of Cruelty Flip Cards

French theatre practitioner Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is today known as the major exponent of the Theatre of Cruelty, a largely movement-based experimental form aimed at assaulting the senses of the spectator, and in doing so, awakening their subconscious mind. Below is a series of flip cards I use to summarise...