Brecht and the origins of epic theatre pt. 2

Holger Teschke continues to speak about Brecht on Monday April 19th from 5 to 7 pm CEST.

You can find the first part of the lecture (and much more!!) on the AN-website if you missed it or want to recall: 

From Brechts poem “ Of poor B.B.” as a starting point we will be talking about the origins of his Epic Theatre in biographical and theoretical context and discuss the development in theory and praxis between 1919 and 1956. As a preparation please read the poem ‘Of poor B.B. which you can find on  (search: Bertolt Brecht Of poor B.B.) Last time we read and discussed the first six verses.

Holger Teschke, director and teacher at the Ernst Busch theatreschool in Berlin

Holger Teschke worked as director and a dramaturg at the Berliner Ensemble with Heiner Müller, Peter Palitzsch, Robert Wilson and Peter Zadek. From 2000-2010 Teschke was Guest Professor in the United States at New York University, Cornell University, University of Notre Dame and Mount Holyoke College. Since 2010 he teaches Theatre History and Dramaturgy at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. He writes plays, radio plays, essays and poetry and translates Shakespeare.  

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