Epic theatre (German: episches Theater) is a theatrical movement arising in the early to mid-20th century from the theories and practice of a number of theatre practitioners who responded to the political climate of the time through the creation of a new political theatre. [source]
Sometimes called Brechtian theatre, Epic Theatre is a style of theatre that seeks to tell a story, often on a large historical scale, and including a number of people and events over time. It aims to engage the intellect rather than emotions and often uses devices that alienate the audience.
It is exemplified by: