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February 22, 2008 TD301

February 22, 2008 TD301 - Unit 2 The Avant-Garde So where...

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February 22, 2008 Unit 2 – The Avant-Garde So, where are we so far? o Popular theatre, an expression of dominant culture What do we mean by “Avant-Garde”? o A group active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field, especially in the arts Characteristics of the o Ideas precedes form Neoclassicism – The Context France, 17 th Century – spreads o Gains confidence in France and then it spreads Renaissance - A “return” to Classical ideals o (Plays, Aristotle and Horace) o Think that they should return to the classical models! Truth is Universal o Same in all times and all places If something is not the same through time then it is not truth
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o General, not specific o Ideal, not always actual Cardinal Richelieu… ran France until Louis the 13th was old enough o Wanted To Make “Good” Art Nationalism Didn’t care about showing or spreading French ideas of art Taking new ideas out there and use them abroad to
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