The Piscator Notebook

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Piscator Notebookis a political and professional autobiography which bridges the work of two iconic figures: Erwin Piscator, who pioneered 'epic theatre' with Brecht; and Judith Malina, co-founder of the extraordinarily influential Living Theatre. This is Malina's account, and analysis, of her time as Piscator's student. It is a compelling record of the genealogy of political theatre from Europe to the US and back again.

Table of Contents

List of Platesp. vii
List of Figuresp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Weimer to the Dramatic Workshopp. 1
Personal Historyp. 3
Erwin Piscator: Germany to New York Cityp. 3
The Founding of The Dramatic Workshop, 1940p. 11
The Studio Theatrep. 12
The Teachers at Piscator's Schoolp. 13
The Studentsp. 17
My Personal Struggle to Enter The Dramatic Workshopp. 31
Valeska Gertp. 32
Lunar Bowels: An Audition Piecep. 32
The Notebookp. 35
The Ongoing Epicp. 121
End of the Notebook and First Workshop Playsp. 123
Julian Beckp. 124
By Any Other Name and Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatrep. 125
Piscator's Basic Question: The Role of the Audiencep. 125
Becoming a Director: A Confessionp. 126
The Inspiration of Joseph Urban's Architecturep. 127
Eleanor Fitzgeraldp. 127
The Classesp. 128
The Playsp. 135
Kandinsky's Great Insightp. 149
Piscator and the Audiencep. 150
Objective Actingp. 152
Between Two Worldsp. 155
Piscator: Success and Failurep. 159
Piscator's Return to Germany - and to Berlinp. 160
Eric Bentleyp. 164
Piscator's Influencep. 167
Piscator's Influence: The Work of The Living Theatrep. 170
Afterword: Political Theatre, Theatrical Politics: Epic Theatre in the 21st Centuryp. 194
Referencesp. 198
Indexp. 199
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