Education: Brecht Workshop

A practical workshop on the
Theatre of Bertolt Brecht

Offered to students aged 14+ at GCSE, AS/A2 level and National Diploma.

  • Duration of workshop: 1.5 hours
  • A maximum of 20 students per workshop
  • Students must wear suitable clothing, to be able to move freely

The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht

  • A warm up session for both body and voice, with exercises that encourage mental and physical alertness and co-operation.
  • An introduction to Brecht’s political ideas, contextualising and examining them.
  • Looking at Brecht in relation to Stanislavski through fun, practical exercises.
  • Concept of ‘Verfremdungseffekt’ explored through practical exercises and demonstrations.
  • Students will create their own short pieces of epic theatre, ‘demonstrating a passion’, enabling them to translate Brecht’s vision into their own.
  • A summing up of what we have discovered about Brecht, with a chance for questions.

The Brecht Education Pack can be emailed upon request and there will be a list of useful web addresses linked to each section of the pack

For further information about the workshops please contact Ensemble

Education packs and workshops
The Uninvited
The Uninvited

Songs and Stories of Exile

The Uninvited is available to book for performances and is offered to schools and colleges, alongside practical workshops on ‘The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht’. The Uninvited can also be used in relation to ‘Citizenship’ on the National Curriculum.

The Greatest Drummer in the World
The Greatest Drummer
in the World

Fun workshops, storytelling, drumming rhythms and singing.

A Cloud in Trousers
A Cloud in Trousers

A play by Steve Trafford about the Russian Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, and his relationships with Lili and Osip Brik.