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Hedda Gabler 09/30/08 Theater  Test Review: terms to look over  * aside  *exposition  *hamartia * dramatic form  *vicarious  *dramatic action  *aristotle: social/ collective experience: look over Aristotle's quote about what we  need to survive as humans  Romanticism:  * higher truth  * duality of nature * higher vision of artist  * embraced Shakespeare * Subject matter: young character that fights against social conventions and the  younger someone is, the less corrupted they were by societal demands and  conventions. as age advances, you are more and more corrupted by society  -youth revolutionists have the idea that the world could be better for it and could  change it  * theatrically, the romantic ideals cannot be translated very well into theatre and is  often seen in poetry (emphasizes on ideals) Hendric Ibsen did not do very well in  the romantic era (Peer Gynt about 6 hours long, big and rambling with  mountainside and cabin an such with live animals) Ibsen: 
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He wrote to a friend about how much he was a failure and what he would do:  "If I am no poet,I should try my luck as a photographer"  poet documents what should be, photographer writes what is looked at what is and suggested what should be in society and highlights flaws  and reflects on characters * Crash (forces us to look at what is or suggest at what could be) 
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2009 for the course THEATER 101 taught by Professor Harding during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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