In addition to multiple role casting, another epic theatre device being employed as a way of creating Alienation Effect
is direct address to the audience from the characters, that is, the performers' becoming the narrator throughout the play by either stepping out of their roles or in their roles.
Savage suggests that citation is the ideal alienation effect
at this historical juncture, for it alerts the audience to the ruptures of tradition and, in its technical legal sense (i.
Accelerated release of detainees can reduce this alienation effect
and meet political demands to free Iraqis, but it also risks having them rejoin the insurgency and could jeopardize fragile security gains.
It's not the alienation effect
of agitpop or even a protest, but a deeper existential ambivalence about the state of the world, as if to ask, Is it even worth saving?
But I also remember the director explaining the rudiments of the alienation effect
and how Brecht used foreign China as a symbol for native Germany.