February 25, 2008 TD301

February 25, 2008 TD301 - February 25, 2008 Realism...

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February 25, 2008 Realism – Contexts 1850s Europe Melodrama dominates o a midway point between neo-classism and realism o still depends on poetic justice and is general Growing interest in science and history o Truth= what we can observe with 5 senses o Specific rather than general Freud o The unconscious mind The idea that a lot of stuff is going through your brain and you don’t know it and the things that Motives not always known Person = Heredity + Environment Realism – What it’s all about A reaction to neoclassicism and melodrama Art should show life as it is, not as it should be o Everyday speech – no verse o Contemporary stories Show real problems now so they can solve them o Social problems Dealing with issues surrounding people now so they can fix them o Right and wrong not always clear
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o Not idealistic: good doesn’t always win o But still optimistic: a tool for social progress Should theatre always reaffirm morality? The Critical Response
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