A Comparison of the Concepts of the Theatre of Freidrich Schiller and Bertolt Brecht
Kilbane, Lynne (Theresa Lynne)
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Friedrich Schiller and Bertolt Brecht assign similar aims to the stage as an institution, despite their vastly different renderings of dramatic literature. The main concern of both playwrights is to demonstrate, to teach, to reform. They define the stage as a moral institution and call upon it to arouse a social and political awareness. But their likeness ends when the emphasis is shifted from the aims of the stage to the methods by which these aims shall be achieved.