Category Archives: 2. BRECHT-DRAMA-THEATRE

ON BRECHT’S “THE MANIFESTO”: COMMENTS FOR READERS IN ENGLISH (9,100 words, 2015)

Part 1 is the translation by D. Suvin of a putative poem by Brecht Das Manifest (The Manifesto) pieced together from his various versions from 1944 on.  Part 2 is a comment article that discusses Brecht’s intention in 1944-45 to … Continue reading

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FOR A THEORY OF THEATRE: THE PERFORMANCE TEXT AS AUDIENCE-STAGE DIALOG INDUCING A POSSIBLE WORLD (1985 & 2021, 8,700 words)

0. Some Presuppositions; 1. Bakhtinian Dialog and Theatre; 2. On PWs, on Subordinating Communication to Pragmatics, and again on Dialog; 3. The Audience-Stage Dialog as Induction of PWs;

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BRECHT: STANCE, AGENCY, AND EMOTIONS (1989-2002, 15,810 words)

1. On Haltung; 2. Approaching Brecht and Agency; 3. Emotions Are Not Split from Cognition; 4. Emotions Intertwining with Haltung as Basis for Acting

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CONFLICT, CONFLICT ÜBER ALLES?: CONFLICT VS. REVELATION AS STAGE POETICS AND PARADIGMS (1994-2003, 9,400 words)

1. Doubting the Eternal Necessity of Conflict; 2. On Zeami’s mugen nô (Deity Nô) Plays;

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MY BRECHT: A LOOK FROM 2016

Communications of Int’l Brecht Soc. online edition no. 1, 2017 This overview of DS’s work on Brecht (further BB) was written as Introduction to a collection of my essays translated into Slovene and published in Ljubljana 2016 as Brecht’s Creativity … Continue reading

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CENTENNIAL POLITICS: ON JAMESON ON BRECHT ON METHOD (6,990 WORDS)

O great academics! Still, let’s search more diligently and not despair.           Augustine of Hippo The highest thing would be to understand that all phenomena are already theory.           Goethe Brecht can be supremely useful to us–people engaged in thinking … Continue reading

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ON THE EPISTEMOLOGY AND PRAGMATICS OF INTERCULTURAL THEATRE STUDIES

Darko Suvin                                                   (1997, 11,600 words) */This essay was published in Darko Suvin: A Life in … Continue reading

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DEITY VS. WARRIOR Nô PLAYS: REVELATION, NOT CONFLICT

Darko Suvin                                                                             … Continue reading

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EMOTION, BRECHT, EMPATHY VS. SYMPATHY

 Darko Suvin                                                                             … Continue reading

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