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Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht Online CPD
(30 day rental)

A Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht Online CPD

A CPD session for teachers of drama and theatre practitioners. Join us back in the corner of the Splendid office (with a soundtrack of central-Lewisham police sirens) for a 72-minute edit of the live online session delivered by Splendid’s Artistic Director, Kerry Frampton in October 2020.

For nearly twenty years, Splendid Productions have been creating theatre in a structure pioneered by German dramatist and poet, Bertolt Brecht. In this online CPD session Kerry shares her insights into performing and teaching this style – interpreting techniques that are often characterised as complex, dogmatic and overly serious, and using them to create energetic, entertaining, provocative political theatre that speaks urgently to our present time.

The session includes:

  • An exploration of key concepts
  • Demystifying terminology including dialectics, montage, archetypes, gestus and verfremdungs
  • Practical approaches to test out the theory
  • Devising and creating Brecht-inspired work
  • Three bonus Brechtian techniques not covered in GCSE and A-level

The film is available to stream from this website as a 30-day time-limited rental. Payment is by credit/debit card or Paypal. During the checkout you will create a user account and a password will be sent to your account email. When logged in to the Splendid Shop website you will be able to access the film from this page for 30 days. An internet connection is required, and the video is compatible with all browser-based devices. We do not share private data – for full details see our privacy policy.


Can’t get enough Splendid streaming? Rent more, save more with our special streaming offer. Rent any 2 of our streaming titles ‘Splendid Style: Being Splendid‘, ‘Devising Political Theatre online CPD‘ or ‘Practical Guide to Brecht online CPDand save £5. Rent all 3 and save £10!

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