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College Brecht: Workshopping Brecht’s Approaches

Synopsis
The film presents a series of workshops with college students, aged 16-18, to suggest approaches to Brecht as playwright and practitioner. The sessions can be adapted to suit high school, undergraduate or youth theatre groups.

Rob Faulkner and Wynn Moran, who teach Drama at Xaverian Sixth Form College in Manchester, devised the structure of the workshops after successfully re-writing, staging and filming their own Brechtian version of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera.

Two other staff members of the Xaverian Drama team, Katy Cairns and Stephen Hall, helped to conduct the workshops that cover topics such as: a comparison of Stanislavskian naturalism and Brecht’s political theatre; the Street scene and the V-effekt; Social Gestus, tableaux and archetypes and episodic form and the use of captions and narration.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956); drama teaching; Stanislavskii, Konstantin Sergeevich; theatre; German drama

Credits

Contributor
Rob Faulkner; Wynn Moran

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£90.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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