Realism - Realism: A Doll House 21/04/2008 16:40:00...

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Realism: A Doll House 21/04/2008 15:40:00 Realism: 1853 – term used for the first time (by Fleury) it is a type of art based on the attitude of the observable act Everything knowable could be. Will lead to the progress of humanity. Emphasis on matching the stage and the actions on it with the real world.  There is a very small interval – we can see ourselves on the stage Conventions of Realism 1. Dialogue: Direct, prosaic (often masks a subtext) should be natural – have to sound like themselves. Unlike Phaedra where  every character sounds relatively the same Prosaic language masks reality 2 levels of story, but only one plot 2. Middle or lower class milieu deals with regular, everyday people 3. Topical content several themes: unhappy marriage, the woman question (seeking self- discovery), corruption (moral or financial)
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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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