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The alienation effect in German epic theater is achieved not only through the actors, but also through music (chorus and song) and sets (transparencies, film strips, etc.). Its main purpose is to place the staged events in their historical context.
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), German playwright, poet. On Theater, "Alienation Effects in Chinese Theater," (1954).
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