Dialectics and Contradictions

Dialectics and contradictions stand at the very heart of a Brechtian production of any play. This is because contradictions pose questions to the audience, inviting spectators to account for them. As such, Brechtian theatre is concerned with how to articulate contradictions clearly in order to stimulate the audience’s curiosity. In the following links, you will find some of the contradictory ideas the production was exploring.

The Contradictions of Patriarchy

The Contradictions of Social Hierarchy


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David Barnett
Professor of Theatre
University of York