Posted on

The Revolution Will Not Be… Staged?

In an effort to find some kind of parallel to our work, we have been seeking out, pouncing upon and confronting anything that looks vaguely relevant to our project on Quiet (or not so quiet) Radicalism.

So, about a month ago I was in the Amnesty Bookshop on Gloucester Road, Bristol and I came across a play by Gunter Grass: The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising. A quick read of the back cover led me to discover that this was a play about Brecht rehearsing a version of Coriolanus during the 1953 uprising in East Berlin. Fantastic, I thought, it will focus around Brecht having to decide upon what is more important- supporting the workers’ revolution or putting on a production that might allude to these same topics indirectly but artistically.… Read on...