What Brechtian playwright cast children in his plays?
December 12, 2005 10:35 AM Subscribe
I'm having trouble remembering a playwright I read about long ago. IIRC, this playwright is considered an heir to the Brechtian tradition, and he accordingly hated using professional actors with practiced mannerisms. In order to achieve verfremdungseffekt
when directing, he would sometimes cast high schoolers with no previous acting expreience. I think
it might be Edward Bond, but I'm not sure. Any ideas? I'm pretty sure that he's British.
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