Brecht Study Guide


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Teachit.co.uk, a resource website primarily used by English teachers, has an excellent study guide on German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht.

This guide details many of Brecht’s theories and practices, with reference to his literary works. It successfully unravels complex concepts in easy to understand language and is great for students studying Brecht in drama class or teachers wishing to find a useful resource on one of the most influential figures in 20th century theatre.

Areas covered in this study guide include:

  • Brecht as a theatre practitioner
  • Brecht’s plays (early works, propaganda, mature works)
  • Brecht’s dramatic theories (epic theatre, alienation effect etc)
  • Brecht’s acting techniques (gestus, empathy etc)

The study guide also includes a very handy glossary of essential Brecht terms.

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Justin Cash is an experienced high school drama teacher in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about drama education and blogging. Justin firmly believes drama is the most valuable subject a young person can study at school and that drama teaching is the best job in the world!
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