Four simple ways to explore Bertolt Brecht’s concept of distancing

Twenty years ago this year, I went to see what was for me, one of the most defining pieces of theatre that I have seen. I’m talking about The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht performed by Theatre de Complicite at the Royal National Theatre in London. For me it was an incredibly important performance because it came at a point when I was just beginning to define … Continue reading Four simple ways to explore Bertolt Brecht’s concept of distancing

10 Fundamental Key Terminology for Greek Theatre

Protagonist: The leading character in a story Antagonist: The leading villain of a story Tragedy: A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character Comedy: A play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity. In Greek Theatre Comedy … Continue reading 10 Fundamental Key Terminology for Greek Theatre

20 Facts About Greek Theatre

Image: http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/actors.jpg The Ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece from c. 700 BC. Athens Drama Festival originated from the Great Dionysia, a festival where people would take part in performances that explored great issues in their society. The earliest tragedy that survives, is Aeschylus Persai, dates from 472 The festivals were attended by all Athenian citizens (women as well … Continue reading 20 Facts About Greek Theatre