Visual AIDS in the Productions of the First Piscator-Buehne 1927-28 Sheila McAlpine

ISBN: 9783631431443

Published: February 1st 1991

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306 pages


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Visual AIDS in the Productions of the First Piscator-Buehne 1927-28  by  Sheila McAlpine

Visual AIDS in the Productions of the First Piscator-Buehne 1927-28 by Sheila McAlpine
February 1st 1991 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 306 pages | ISBN: 9783631431443 | 6.11 Mb

This analysis of four major productions by Erwin Piscator, Hoppla, Rasputin, Schweik and Konjunktur (1927/28), examines the nature of his pioneering visual effects. The films, projections, cartoons, elaborate sets and machinery - here designatedMoreThis analysis of four major productions by Erwin Piscator, Hoppla, Rasputin, Schweik and Konjunktur (1927/28), examines the nature of his pioneering visual effects. The films, projections, cartoons, elaborate sets and machinery - here designated visual aids - are shown to have a didactic function.

They frame the action politically, thus evolving a sophisticated new theatrical method. Comparison with Brechts work establishes differences of emphasis in the approach to a common goal. Piscators montage of disparate elements is seen as a vital contribution to epic theatre.



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