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  1. I found this post whilst doing research for an undergraduate essay on Dogville and theatre, and I really enjoyed it. I have just one pedantic bone to pick however, which I hope you don’t mind me pointing out, I believe the narrator in the film is John Hurt not Anthony Hopkins. Anyway, thank you for writing a piece about epic theatre and Dogville that is actually easy to understand!

    1. You are correct Megan! Thanks for spotting that. Lazy me always thought “I know that narrator’s voice, that’s Anthony Hopkins. No need for me to check sources”. LOL. I shall make the change in the post. And thanks for your feedback, too. Glad you enjoyed the article.

  2. Ah, Justin–SUPER helpful post. I just YESTERDAY began talking with my IB Theatre 2 students about Brecht, and mentioned many of the conventions you do—but now I’ll have a good visual other than merely selected stills. Thank you.

  3. Justin thank you so much for this! I loved ‘Dogville’ and its sparse style (despite not being a fan of Brecht!) But your explanation of how it meets Brechts Epic theatre means I can introduce it to students within a context. I agree its extreme stylistic presentation would be awesome for demonstrating style and I may have to go back to my draft VCE drama plan for 2017 and make some amendments!

    1. Thanks for your comments, Roz! I have now embedded the trailer of Dogville in the post above to whet your appetite again and inspire you to alter that draft Drama Unit 3 plan! Enjoy! – Justin