Brecht: A Practical Handbook

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Pub Date: 04/02/2019

Pages: 240

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Nick Hern Books

ISBN 13: 9781848425361

ISBN 10: 1848425368

Price: $26.95 / $34.99 CAN

Brecht: A Practical Handbook

By David Zoob

Price: $26.95

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Paperback

About the Book

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.

About the Book

A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice.

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.