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Lessons from Brecht: a Brechtian approach to drama, texts and education

Franks, Anton and Jones, Ken (1999) Lessons from Brecht: a Brechtian approach to drama, texts and education. Research in Drama Education, 4 (2). pp. 181-200. ISSN 1470-112X

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Abstract

In this piece the authors seek to re-read Brecht in terms of his contribution to drama education and pedagogic thought, rather than viewing him in conventional terms as a cultural icon and ‘great practitioner’ of theatre. The authors believe that a Brechtian conceptual framework, with its emphasis on critical production and critical audiences, is still pertinent to the conditions of contemporary cultural production. A Brechtian framework is seen as a way of taking drama education beyond the conventional polarities where on the one hand it is seen as a process of moral and social education dealing with universal truths, or on the other hand, as a set of formal and critical techniques.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Franks, Anton and Jones, Ken (1999) Lessons from Brecht: a Brechtian approach to drama, texts and education. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 4 (2). pp. 181-200. Research in Drama Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/1356978990040203
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 12:01
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:27
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4539

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