Can someone explain why this was deleted? Epic Theater has been one of the most important movements of theater in the last century. I agree that the section wasn't expanded yet, but it was in the process of being created. As this form of theater was one of the major contributors to the perpetuation of the communist movement in Germany (which subsequently expanded through to the United States), I believe it deserves, at the very least, a mention.
- Maybe because you forget to mention that it was one of the major contributors to the perpetuation of the communist movement in Germany:
- Epic Theatre is a theatrical style that developed in the early 20th century, primarily attributed to the work of Bertolt Brecht and the Berliner Ensemble. With a political basis in Communism, it attempts to reconcile the differences between entertainment and education to create a politically informing performance. This is through a process of Verfremdung (disassociation) of the audience.
- Also phrases like attempts to reconcile the differences between entertainment and education smack of liberal, pro-Communist bias. Can you write a balanced account?
- I'd be looking for something like, "Communists in Germany sought to influence the masses by ..." and "A typical performance would exalt the Marxist virtues of ..." --Ed Poor Talk 13:41, 16 October 2010 (EDT)
- Ed, could you restore the content of the article on this talk page? If this user has laid some factual groundwork (even if it smacks of liberal bias), it would be a lot faster to get going and we could still demonize epic theater as commie rot. KyleDD 15:47, 16 October 2010 (EDT)