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Epic Theatre: Brecht

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What dramatic movement focused on making social and political changes based on reason as opposed to emotion?

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1. How were Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud's approaches to theatre similar?

2. What epic theatre technique is defined as a style of acting that used gestures, facial expressions, and tone of voice to make a political point?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to better understand the origin of Brecht's Epic Theatre and its history. You will be able to test yourself on the elements and performance techniques of this style of theatre, as well as the structure of epic theatre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Verfremdung
  • Episodic structure
  • Epic theatre
  • Gestus

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Brecht's epic theatre
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as gestus, episodic structure and verfremdung
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Brecht's epic theatre and its characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about Brecht's epic theatre, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Brecht's Epic Theatre. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define epic theatre, gestus, and verfremdung
  • Understand the episodic structure of epic theatre
  • Know why Brecht created epic theatre and its techniques for performance
  • Understand the history and examples of epic theatre
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