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What would be an interesting spectacle for this play?

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The idea of spectacle could effectively be applied to Ruined because of the play’s connection to Bertolt Brecht’s epic theater. In many respects, Ruined is a contemporary adaptation of Brecht’s anti-war work, Mother Courage and Her Children. Brecht advocated for exposing the theatrical conventions so that the audience was always aware that they were watching a play. He rejected the traditional realism of traditional theater. The...

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