Delve into the world of Bertolt Brecht! “Epic theatre,” in German, “Episches Theater” was primarily proposed by Bertolt Brecht who suggested that a play should not cause the spectator to identify emotionally with the characters or action before them. Instead, it should provoke rational self-reflection and a critical view of the action on the stage.
Students will learn the underpinning techniques and conventions utilised by Bertolt Brecht, in order to remain true to the style: Narration, Direct address to audience, Placards and signs projection, Upending dramatic tension, Disjointed time sequences, Flash backs and flash forwards to name a few.
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"Clint Bolster has recently conducted a very successful two week Mask and Movement Training Intensive with the first year Bachelor of Creative Arts students at USQ. He designed his classes to meet the specific needs of these students. He also designed his classes to meet the learning outcomes dictated within the BCA course requirements. Clint’s passion for mask is infectious, creating a learning environment that is nurturing as well as challenging. His experience as a mask performer offers the students a unique insight into the entertainment industry. His big bright personality encourages a sense of play, openness and creativity in the classroom. Over the fortnight period of Clint’s residency at USQ there was a marked improvement in the students’ physical confidence. He introduced them to skills that are transferable to any theatrical genre they wish to explore. Moreover, Clint guided the students in their practical understanding of theatre-making, collaboration and performance . My students and I agree that Clint Bolster is a great asset to the theatrical education of young people."★★★★★