Realsim- Ibsen, Zola, and Strindberg

Realsim- Ibsen, Zola, and Strindberg - Started around 1850...

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Started around 1850 o A huge reaction agaist the excess of romanticism and meloadrama. o 95% of the time, plays will be this realist plays   Background o Auguste Comte came up with positivism Positivism classified all sciences according to their relative simplicty  List socialogy as the most complex and most important He said that the ultiamtate aim of all knowledge was for the betterment of  all society  Socieology tries to make soceity better. He said all other sciences gave to sociology  o Rise of the working class Was a new socio political power and was able to force changes on the  government o Scientific advance Charles Darwin wrote his book Frued developed psychotry as a science Invenors made record player, telephone, and light bulb, and the air plane.  o Business monoploies- the robber barons Rise of monopolies. Rockefeller, Carige They owned everything they could Theatres started having monopolies as well, the Produceres do all the  theatre  o Leads to a time of great intellicual and moral upheaval   Realism o Seen in France in 1853 Doesn't become popular until 1863 o Seen in very production element Set, acting, sound, eg everything! Is realistic o It says that art must truefully decpict the world
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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