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Epic theater

staged brecht

Epic theater, form of revolutionary theater developed in the late 1920s by Erwin Piscator and Bertolt Brecht, emphasizing the narrative and political aspects of staged events. Brecht's theories stressed the arousal of a critical response by alienating the spectator from the staged action: Man is Man (1926), The Threepenny Opera (1928), and Mother Courage and Her Children (1941).

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