|The transformation of the porter Galy Gay|
in the military cantonment of Kilkoa
While we were standing in the kitchen, he and I did some internet research, trying to find some snippets that would aid our viewing.
I am familiar with the phrase when someone identifies something "as Brechtian".
Knowing that the phrase is important, doesn't mean I know what the phrase means so we read a bit and talked a bit and went to see the play.
The programme notes were good but not enough:
Man Equals Man is about the transformation of a human being. Indeed, it is a play about how we as human animals are constantly disassembling and reassembling ourselves in order to suit a particular agenda: our own, or someone elses ....
|... the year is 1925 ...|
As for me, I have to do some primary research to understand what I saw tonight. Wondering why I have never seen Brecht before I went out to skim a list of his works. I couldn't have been happier: The Duchess of Malfi, The Three Penny Opera and Mother Courage and Her Children. I have seen at least those three -- and the latter, in Salmon Arm a few years ago, so it is not that the plays are inaccessible.
I seem to be better at remembering the names of plays, than remember the names of playrite. Or at least being able to link him up with works I have seen.
The final performance is tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.