TD 301 Jan30 - Sidebar Naturalism Extreme Realism extraordinary detail Emile Zola articulate naturalism"A slice of life" Real time

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Unformatted text preview: 1-30-08 Sidebar: Naturalism Extreme Realism: extraordinary detail Emile Zola: articulate naturalism "A slice of life" Real time Extraordinarily detailed staging Theatre as Science Experiment Like a doctor finding a pathology Put a character into a situation and see what happens... A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) Born in Columbus, Mississippi Some earlier jobs: waiter, elevator operator, theatre usher Moved to New Orleans Also, among other plays: Cat on Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie A Streetcar Named Desire continue Stage direction? In what ways is it Realism? It tended to follow a realistic path. Rape questionable? In what ways is it not realism? How would you describe its style? What is play "up to" or arguing? Stella: " I couldn't believe her story and go on living with Stanley" (102) ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course TD 301 taught by Professor Dvoskin during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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