Poet, playwright and creator of ‘Epic Theatre’ which branches off theatrical illusion .

Major Plays:

“Mother Courage and Her Children” (1941).Known as “one of the finest anti-war plays”

“Three Penny Opera” Adapted from “The Beggar’s Opera” by John Gay .Worked with Kurt Weill on the show

Breaking the fourth wall

To distance the audience from becoming emotionally involved in the performance.

Brecht wanted the audience to think intellectually. 

Can be useful if you wish to spark debate about a particular issue you’re interested in

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