Realismo, epica e teatro religioso in Bertolt Brecht

Giuseppe Episcopo

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By delving into the analyses conducted by Walter Benjamin and Fredric Jameson, the present essay looks at the notion of realism in Bertolt Brecht’s works from two different standpoints. Moving from the two versions of ‘What is epic theatre?’ that Walter Benjamin wrote in 1931 and 1939, this essay delves into the debate on realism developed in Germany during the Thirties – and therefore contemporary to the playwright – in which took part, among others, Theodor W. Adorno, György Lukács. On the other hand, the essay focusses on the perspective from which postmodernism, at the other end of the Twentieth century, reassesses narrative realism in its own categories. On this aspect, the essay takes into the account Jameson’s Brecht and Method (1998) and contextualises the role of Brecht in Jameson’s criticism.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)113-122
JournalRivista di Letteratura Teatrale
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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