DRAM 115 Exam One

DRAM 115 Exam One - DRAM 115: Exam One Study Guide Plays...

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DRAM 115: Exam One Study Guide Plays Antigone : by Sophocles Characters: Antigone-sister of Eteocles and Polyneices Ismene-sister of Antigone Creon-king of Thebes Haimon-son of Creon Teiresias-a prophet Eurydice-wife of Creon Watchman Messenger Chorus-of male Theban elders; sort of represent the population of the city; they shift in who they support throughout the play -Antigone or Creon could be called the protagonists -Antigone and Creon are dramatic foils -Creon-city, political, public, reason, patriarchy, male sky gods -Antigone-family, domestic, private, emotion, matriarchy, mother Earth -conflict between human law and divine law -Creon is Antigone’s uncle and treats her as he would treat anyone else to be a good king Setting: Time-unknown, probably around 440 BC Place-Thebes, Greece Themes: Emotional truth vs. political truth Gender war Fate vs. freewill Pride vs. wisdom The Importance of Being Earnest: by Oscar Wilde Characters: John Worthing, J.P.-protagonist; engages to Gwendolen Fairfax under the name Ernest when his name is really John, but later finds out that Algernon is his brother and that his name is Ernest, like his father Algernon Moncrieff-pretends to be Jack’s brother, Ernest, and meets Cecily Cardew at
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Jack’s country house and falls in love with her Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.-falls in love with Ms. Prism Merriman, Butler- Lane, Manservant- Lady Bracknell (Aunt Augusta)-very conservative, mother to Gwendolen and aunt to Algernon and “Ernest” Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax-falls in love with Jack Cecily Cardew-falls in love with Algernon under his false name Ernest Miss Prism, Governess-educated teacher of Cecily, falls in love with Dr. Chasuble Setting: Time-the present Place-London; St. James Theatre Life is a Dream: by Pedro Calderón de la Barca Characters: Rosaura-daughter of Clotaldo who marries Astolfo Clarin-comedian Segismundo-prisoner who becomes prince Clotaldo-wise old man in the tower; servant to the king Astolfo-king of Moscow; supposed to marry Estrella but marries Rosaura Estrella-marries Segismundo Basilio-king Guard 1/Soldier 1/Courtier 1 Musicians Setting: Time-back in the day Place-Poland Themes: Love and honor Individual vs. society Illusion vs. reality Nature vs. nurture Fate vs. free will Vocabulary Allegory- symbolic writing where something can be itself and represent something else (Animal Farm) amphitheatre- 5 th century Athens; outside theatre with tiered (stadium) seating; individual world living out in front; acoustics were very good; no lighting (plays were
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during the day); hold roughly 1500; two special effects-rolling platform and crane behind building anarchic comedy- really tempt us to challenge our belief system; mocks all our institutions Apollo- son of Zeus and half-brother of Dionysus from a different mother; more rational; represents the conscious scale; power of mind and reason; Aristotle- student of Plato; theatre as a way to express feelings aside- actor talks to the audience (other characters are onstage but “can’t hear”)
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