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Mir Hassan
10 months ago

Well written and very helpful for new blogger

james
2 years ago

I have a drama assignment and I have to write about the approach to character and a key playwright/practitioner in expressionism can u please help me out.

SUDHIR MARUTI KAKADE
2 years ago

Really, it is helping me in PhD work.

Catherine
2 years ago

I have just found this site and it is a fantastic resource Justin, it’s now my go to. I am applying an expressionistic style to a production of Find Me by Olwyn Wymark – any hints and tips? Also, Shared Experience worked in an expressionistic style and i’m wondering if you have any thoughts on the contemporary use of style in their work?

Spoo
4 years ago

Hi! Thank you for these notes, they were very helpful. I’m doing some research on the role of Expressionism in bringing about Epic Theatre, so could you tell me more about the factors that influenced Brecht when creating this school of theatre? Thanks!

Spoo
Reply to  Justin Cash
4 years ago

Thanks for the help!

Colleen Roche
Reply to  Spoo
2 years ago

Thanks, Justin! ????????????????????????✅❤️????????????‍♀️

DHARANI SELVAN P
5 years ago

Hii sir,
Am a student. this information is very useful for my assignment. I need one help from you will you please tell about the impressionistic style in drama. It might be helpful for my further studies.

CarmT
5 years ago

Do you think expressionism in theatre is still relevant today?

Rasha.t.v
6 years ago

Thanks for those who made this notes… it us really useful… i got all the informations which i want to know about expressionism.

GrandPaSeb
7 years ago

Thanks for this article Cash!
I’m writing a expressionistic performance script for my year 12 creative arts and this has helped a lot. Are there any hints you could suggest for lighting? My school only has a small setup but so far I’ve set lights up for various episodes within my performance.
Thanks

Liana
Reply to  GrandPaSeb
6 years ago

The expressionistic plays often use extreme lighting of unnatural colours, as you know, so use the regular basic lighting and just place coloured cellophane paper over it. For deeper shadows, experiment with placing small objects in front of the lights. Use dark sheets and use foil sheets to absorb, reduce or reflect light or to accentuate the light if you need it to be over-exposed maybe.
It depends on the kind of effect you’re looking for, but honestly, when it comes to lighting, there’s nothing a few sheets of colored paper, foil, white/black/other bedsheets and candles can’t do.

Speaking of candles, put candles in front of your lights to create a really intense, moody, angry dramatic effect, especially since the candle’s flame wavers.
If you want a torn or ripped or other effects on the stage, tear or puncture holes in the cellophane and then place that over a flashlight at a distance ????????‍♀️

Oluwatosin
7 years ago

Thank you Justin. Your post is very helpful in my write-ups on Expressionism in Theatre.
Please can you shed more light on ” Who Championed Expressionism in Theatre and plays that were written as at that on Expressionism” Thanks in anticipation

Dominic OKot Nelson
Reply to  Justin Cash
2 years ago

I like it so much

Zika
7 years ago

Thanks Cash. As a drama teacher, i am wondering how to measure how successful expressionism is in terms of global spread and how enduring it has been as a theatre style. Any suggestions?

sara
7 years ago

it is helpful. thanks

Motikala Subba Dewan
7 years ago

Talking about the plot in expressionism, the play starts in a normal world and something happens to the character that inciting incident changes things drastically. In this case, play may not return to normal. And usually plot is shorter than realistic play. It has series of short scenes and it is a quest of a character.

Mmeje Cynthia
7 years ago

Please what are the proponents of expressionism in Theatre

Nancy
8 years ago

Thanks. But is there a general characteristics of an expressionist play

StP
8 years ago

Very helpful. However, are the mature German expressionist characteristics in Styan’s book? Can’t seem to find anything about it.

StP
Reply to  Justin Cash
8 years ago

Brilliant – thank you. Will have to get the physical book as can’t access that part on Google books

mica
8 years ago

this helped me so much! im an art student and my final paper was on theatre and its different expressions. thanks a lottttt

Odessa
9 years ago

Thank you, this post is very useful and educational! I am writing a paper on German Expressionism, and I must make reference to a specific play throughout. Do you have any suggestions of specific pieces that embody this tradition well?

Sandra
9 years ago

Please i did not find a definition of expressionism in your piece. Can you help me out with a definition of Expressionism in drama?

School student
9 years ago

Please if you can answer this ASAP it would be much appreciated – who created or started expressionism please if you know please comment the answer

9 years ago

this is wonderful and difficult stuff to get from reliable sources.
thanks, John

I COULD SCREAM!- BAD MUNCH JOKE

Marguerite
9 years ago

Does anyone know where I can get an Expressionistic Monologue,

ASAP

Ari
9 years ago

Hey, I just found your article.
I’m a student completing my final year. My final solo is meant to be in the theatrical style of German Expressionism. Your article has provided an awesome base to start, I was wondering if you could provide links or names of any other reference material I might be able to use.

Raymond Teodo
10 years ago

Just stumbled across your blog a few minutes ago, and I am loving the articles you’ve posted! I completed my Honors thesis last year on German Expressionist Theatre, and I have to say that Styan’s text is really “spot on” when it comes to explaining the key tropes and themes of German Expressionist Theatre. You have compiled some really useful and pertinent resources for the drama classroom, and needless to say I will definitely be visiting your web site for teacher/student resources when I become a fully-fledged teacher next year 🙂

Richard
10 years ago

Hi, I’m helping a friend doing sn assignment and was wondering what had infleunced Expressionism. Are there links to silent movie acting and psychoanalysis? If so- any references she could draw upon cheers

Bree
10 years ago

wow this is stunning, so helpful, thanks!

AyeshaC
11 years ago

Much appreciated cashman!