The life and the times of Elisabeth Hauptmann.
Create a solo performance based on the person Elisabeth Hauptmann.
After the death of Bertolt Brecht in 1956, a frustrated Elisabeth Hauptmann confronts his widow, Helene Weigel, in a rehearsal room at the Berliner Ensemble. Elisabeth Hauptmann demands both royalties and acknowledgment for her work as the true playwright of ‘The Threepenny Opera’.
She does this by:
Non-naturalistic with aspects of Physical Theatre.
Caricature is an exaggeration of a character that is often ludicrous or grotesque. It can be comic, at times derogatory, with the intention to ridicule.
Contrast presents the dissimilar or the opposite in order to highlight or to emphasise difference. Contrast can be explored in many ways, and can include contrasting characters, settings, times, themes, elements, stagecraft and performance styles.