100 Books: 100 Texts That Influenced My Thinking–Brecht

Bertolt Brecht, Brecht on Theater, 1964.

Brecht stressed the importance of formal attack on traditional realistic devices.

In order to revolutionize  perception and consciousness, Brecht made realism an ideologically suspect method.

He suggested puncturing the illusionistic façade of conventional narrative through interruptive and distancing techniques.