An Australian(?) school assignment covering the life of Bertolt Brecht, and his concept of epic theatre. I’m a huge fan of Brecht, particularly in his collaboration with composer Kurt Weill, but I never did bother my head about the ideas behind epic theatre.
This enterprising student has filled the gap in my knowledge in the most entertaining way – with the use of Lego animation. I hope he got an A for this project.
Here’s an example of the inspired Brecht/Weill collaboration – Lotte Lenya singing Pirate Jenny from The Threepenny Opera.
Open to many different translations. I’m torn between Marianne Faithfull’s lipsmacking English version and this one by Amanda Palmer.