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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Brecht, Bertolt 1898-1956. German poet and playwright who developed "epic drama,” a style that relies on the audience's reflective detachment rather than the production's atmosphere and action. His works include The Threepenny Opera (1928) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1948).

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  • n. German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)

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