Realism - German Epic Dramaturgy: Mother Courage From Ibsen...

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Unformatted text preview: German Epic Dramaturgy: Mother Courage From Ibsen to Brecht: Passing from dramatic forms that impose action (rhythm of life) into drama. Two dramatic forms that do not impose, but discern rhythm of life. Playwrights role shifts o Take an impersonal/objective perspective of the world around them o Pretense of Isben and onward presenting the world as it is. Modern drama rejects myth as inspiration. There is a new focus on realism and the individual stories often based around an exceptional individual striving towards personal fulfilment but who is somehow blocked by society. In realism change happens on an individual level (eg. Nora her particular journey, not the social journey of all women Ibsens Doll House emphasized race everyone is connected to their hereditary, most determinative in A Doll House o Suggests that by changing ones milieu we can possibly change a character. Mother Courage emphasieze moment and milieu o Simpler yet mor complex in theory and the way it is enacted o How the play becomes a play interests Brecht In Ibsens Doll House the set is precise, self-sufficient (has everything for the action to unfold), decorated to look real. This is a space with a lot of action to unfold), decorated to look real....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 230 taught by Professor Hurley during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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