Book Store

The Complete Brecht Toolkit

The Complete Brecht Toolkit

By Stephen Unwin

"A useful, refreshing, no-nonsense introduction to a practitioner who can be contradictory and is often misunderstood." —The Stage

A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students—to Brecht's theory and practice of theatre, with a full set of exercises to help put theory into practice.

The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory ideas about theatre—and how he put them into practice. Here are explanations of all the famous key terms, such as Alienation Effect, Epic Theatre and Gestus, as well as many others which go to make up what we think of as 'Brechtian theatre'. The book also explores the practical application of these theories in Acting, Language, Music, Design and Direction. Also included are fifty exercises contributed by Julian Jones, to help student actors investigate Brecht's ideas for themselves, becoming thoroughly familiar with the tools in the Brecht toolkit.

224 pages
5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Theatre Communications Group, 2014
ISBN 9781854595508
Theater, Acting

$22.95 $22.95