Bertolt Brecht’s Fascinating Epic Theatre Theory
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Bertolt Brecht’s Fascinating Epic Theatre Theory

Epic Defamiliarisation: Verfremdung “Verfremdung”, pronounced “fair-frem-doong”, is a German word used by Bertolt Brecht that lies at the very heart of his theories on epic theatre. In practice he called it “verfremdungseffekt”. The term has…

Barry Humphries’ humour is now history – that’s the fate of topical, satirical comedy
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Barry Humphries’ humour is now history – that’s the fate of topical, satirical comedy

  Anne Pender, University of New England Let’s face it, Thursday evenings on ABC television are not quite the same any more. The mesmerising, idiosyncratic sketches of Clarke and Dawe are now consigned to Australian…