GMST 487

The Theatre and Dramaturgy of Bertolt Brecht

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Exposes students to the core methods and concepts of Brecht's dramatic theory, such as epic theatre, estrangement, the V-Effekt, Gestus etc. Students study representative plays from each of Brecht's major creative periods in juxtaposition with some of the pivotal dramaturgical texts from that same period and thus explore the historical evolution of the dialogue itself between Brecht's theatre and his dramatic theory.


  • No knowledge of German required.

Undergraduate course in Germanic Studies offered by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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