Verfremdungseffeckt in practise

When dealing with Epic Theatre and Brecht, Verfremdungseffeckt or the distancing effect becomes an interesting point to make.  Basically the whole concept is about connecting to the message rather than connecting to the character. This site here has an awesome description of Verfremdungseffeckt. Here is a video of my students experimenting with “The Visions of Simone Machard” using Verfremdungseffeckt in an Epic style. Advertisements Continue reading Verfremdungseffeckt in practise

The Visions of Simone Machard – Bertolt Brecht

I love Brecht.  This year instead of looking at one of his more well known plays, we took a dive into a rarely performed play – “The Visions of Simone Machard”.  The basic storyline is of a young girl in France during the Nazi occupation, who has visions of Joan of Arc, and tries to save her brother, and her country. I cannot recommend the … Continue reading The Visions of Simone Machard – Bertolt Brecht

All those fantastic Theatre ideas

When teaching (and learning) it is so helpful to have a swag of resources or ideas…. something there to help spark pure genius. Personally, I love Pinterest.  Everyone should have one.  While wandering about the internets, I simply pin really good or interesting ideas. This board here is a general board of drama teaching and learning ideas.  Follow along if you have Pinterest. Drama and … Continue reading All those fantastic Theatre ideas