This chapter re-assesses Brecht's relationship to Greek tragedy, through a close reading of his production of Holderlin's Antigone and first 'model' of Epic Theatre that resulted from this encounter. Rather than opposing Epic to Tragic form, this chapter claims that Brecht's attitude to tragic form is more ambivalent and nuanced. It proposes the view that the Antigone-Model suggests a way of reconciling tragic and epic form and only proposes an example of Epic theatre, but also a template for Modern Tragedy.
|Title of host publication||Re-thinking Tragedy|
|Place of Publication||Baltimore|
|Publisher||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2008|
- Tragedy, Brecht