Title: Visual Aids in the Productions of the First ...
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Series: European University Studies. Num Pages: 306 pages, 5 ill. BIC Classification: WDM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 148. Weight in Grams: 380. . 1991. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631431443
Synopsis: 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 designated 'visual aids' - are shown to have a didactic function. They 'frame' the action politically, thus evolving a sophisticated new theatrical method. Comparison with Brecht's work establishes differences of emphasis in the approach to a common goal. Piscator's montage of disparate elements is seen as a vital contribution to epic theatre.
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