Brecht: A Practical Handbook

Brecht: A Practical Handbook

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Theatre practitioner and academic David Zoob demystifies Brecht's theories, and offers an approach to study and performance that can be applied to a wide range of texts and theatre styles.

With close analysis of texts by writers including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Miller, Pinter, and of course Brecht himself, the author demonstrates how Brechtian techniques can provide practical pathways to exploring plays across the canon, as well as non-traditional forms of theatre.

Also included are dozens of exercises to help turn theory into practice, and explore what Brecht's ideas mean for actors and directors, both in training and rehearsal.

Whether you're a student, a teacher, an actor or a theatre-maker, this book will change the way you view and work with Brecht.

Author: David Zoob
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Published: 04/02/2019
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.80w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781848425361

About the Author
David Zoob is Head of Acting at Rose Bruford College. He has worked in theatre since the mid-1980s as a performer, deviser, director and teacher. He has been Associate Director at the Royal Theatre Northampton and at Theatre Clwyd. He is Artistic Director of Sacred and Profane, a company that creates new work integrating processed live sound with dramatic narrative, and he is an Associate Artist with Chaskis Theatre. He is the author of Brecht: A Practical Handbook.