Mar. 12th, 2016

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Rap Battle: Brecht, LMM, and PlaidAdder
http://plaidadder.tumblr.com/post/140486925954/brecht-versus-hamilton-a-rap-battle
ETA to correctly quote P.A.
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Ahem. The question up for debate tonight is: the possible continued political efficacy of a Brechtian technical style which has now been thoroughly assimilated into twenty-first century commercial theater. Mr. Brecht, you have the floor.

BRECHT [ ... ] You make didactic tactics so much more climactic,

You took Lehrstück and made it cool, fed it rocket fuel,

And now my ‘learning play’ tricked out in this odd way,

Does a hundred and fifty-seven down the middle of Broadway!

MIRANDA: So are you saying you like it?

BRECHT: Well you do not get the mike yet.

You venerate the letter but the spirit you drown–

MIRANDA: Is this by any chance about “It’s Quiet Uptown?”

BRECHT: ACH! The shameless empathy, the gush, the abandon!

The way that claptrap ruins everything that you have planned on!

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