Tag Archives: Brecht

The Space and Time of Performance: Foucault’s “Heterotopia”

I’ve been rereading Michel Foucault’s “Different Spaces” for a paper I’ve been working on and reading it after having read some of the texts for my performance theory class, I’m finding some interesting new connections. This is part of my favorite part of being a graduate student…rereading something even a few months after first reading […]

The “Political Apparatus” and Its Potential for Revolution?

I want to use this post to pick up on an important thread between some readings assigned in our performance studies class this past week, especially Brecht, “The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre”; Handke, “Offending the Audience”; and States, “The World on Stage” from Great Reckonings in Little Rooms. All of these readings seemed […]

Brecht and Shakespeare?

While recently reading some Brecht selections for class (“A Dialogue about Acting,” The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre,” and “The Street Scene”), my mind kept wandering to the multitude of Shakespeare plays that conclude with one of the actors stepping out of the stage action, “pulling the mask off” the illusion, and speaking directly […]