HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERTOLT BRECHT !

FEA BR01

(1.) ” PEOPLE REMAIN WHAT THEY ARE EVEN IF THEIR FACES FALL APART. ”

(2.) ” TEMPTATION TO BEHAVE IS TERRIBLE. ”

(3.) ” RIGHT IS ITS OWN DEFENSE. ”

(4.) ” NO ONE CAN BE GOOD FOR LONG IF GOODNESS IS NOT IN DEMAND. ”

(5.) ” WAR IS LIKE LOVE ; IT ALWAYS FINDS A WAY. ”

Bertolt Brecht.

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BERTOLT BRECHT WAS A GERMAN PLAYWRIGHT WHOSE OWN THEATER COMPANY- ‘BIRLINER ENSEMBLE’ USED TO TOUR EUROPE AND AMERICA IN ORDER TO STAGE PLAYS THAT WERE TOTALLY RADICAL IN THEIR ORIENTATIONS AND TO HIGHLIGHT HIS NEWLY INVENTED DRAMA-FORM CALLED ‘EPIC THEATER’ THAT EMPHASIZED ON THE REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITIES ON STAGE N EXPECTED FOR A PARTICIPANT-AUDIENCES THAN THE USUAL SPECTATORS.BRECHT’S DRAMAS LIKE ‘GALILEO’S LIFE’ , ‘MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN’, ‘THE RISE N FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHOGANNY’ N OTHERS HAD REVOLUTIONIZED THE THEATER-WORLD FOR ONCE N FOR ALL!THE SUDDEN INTERRUPTION THROUGH THE USE OF MUSIC N THEN PAUSE,THE HARSH LIGHTENING ON STAGE,THE BOXERS-RING LIKE STAGE ELEVATION,DIRECT ADDRESS TO THE AUDIENCES WERE SOME OF HIS UNIQUE INVENTIONS IN THE WORLD OF DRAMA!FOR BRECHT,A DRAMA NEEDS TO BE EXPERIMENTAL THAN MERELY AN EXPRESSION.
BERTOLT BRECHT WAS ALSO THE INVENTOR OF ‘COLLABORATIVE-DRAMA’ N ALMOST DECRIED THE HITHERTO PRACTISES OF INDIVIDUAL DRAMA .

BRECHT’S WAS SORT OF ANTI-ARISTOTELIAN AND DEEPLY ROOTED IN MARXIST WAY OF PERCEIVING THE WORLD AND HENCE HE WANTED A PLAY TO BE A LIVING ENTITY THAT KEEPS PACE WITH THE CHANGING WORLD AROUND AND NOT LIKE THE CLASSICAL DRAMAS WHICH WERE VERY MUCH STATIC.

BRECHT DIDN’T WISH LIKE THE GREEK MASTERS THAT THE AUDIENCE SHOULD GET KIND OF CATHARSIS VIA AN ASSIMILATION WITH THE DRAMA ON STAGE FOR THE TIME BEING, INSTEAD,BRECHT ADVOCATED FOR ,OF COURSE A DEEP INVOLVEMENT,BUT, A DETACHED ONE !

HIS PLAYS,AT TIMES,SEEM EXCESSIVELY DIDACTIC AND THERE HE BORES RATHER,GIVEN THE CONTEMPORARY LITERARY FRAMEWORKS THAT EMPHASIZE ON AN HONEST PRESENTATION OF A PROBLEM AND STRICTLY ABHORS ANY DIRECT METHOD OF PREACHING !

BERTOLT BRECHT DIED IN 1956 IN EAST BERLIN,OF A HEART ATTACK,AT THE AGE OF 58.

HIS INFLUENCE LINGERS ON AS OUR SHADOWS DO TO US !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MASTER BRECHT !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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(+91) 9334411390.
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