it seems as the opposing side to his works, there are also many communalities exist with many and obvious differences. Brecht aesthetic form, discourse with strong cognitive and socio-political tendencies, aiming at insight as well as socio-political transformation, theatre of discussion, political and focused on society, reflective, Both play with the interruption of discourses of allowed biopolitical categories, although Brecht says he hopes his theatre will lead to changes in society but his theatre itself isn’t purely didactic or propagandistic, huge amounts of physicality and spectacle involves in both, importance of other technical aspects of theatre which creates lots of materiality. Brecht’s theatre still has emotion and drives, “there is no understanding without terror”, thinking and acting cannot be separated from bodies and drives, Brecht interrupts the codes of society, setting life free again, aim of the epic theatre, different techniques but both want to suspend/interrupt the performativity of life and society (the fact that life and society are constructed around narratives, discourses, rules, imperatives and institutions)
Brecht very linked to the artistic and cultural developments between the world wars.
He is also a great poet, wrote something like 1000 poems, including some of the best modern European world poetry,
Theoretician of theatre but also modernity, particularly modern media such as radio and film (perhaps most reflected in the work of Lars Von Trier in modern cinema, e.g. Dancer In The Dark), worked together closely with musicians and filmmakers, also wrote ‘operas’ and songs, and music plays an important role in his epic theatre.