theatre - THEA 100 Study Guide #1 You should be familiar...

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THEA 100 Study Guide #1 You should be familiar with the structure, plot, themes, and major characters of: Master Harold and the boys : written by Athol Fugard M. Butterfly: Written by David Henry Hwang,based on Puccinni Opera Ogun’s Sacrifice : In the beginning of time there was only one, and after being thrown into the abyss by a boulder he crashed into one thousand and one pieces. From these shards came all things including gods. Obalata: creator (weakness is drink); Babalu Aye: teaches people to cope with misfortune, to learn patience and forbearance without despair; Ogun: warrior god. The gods were sad that they could not connect with people (humans) who were separated from them by the great abyss. Ogun then, wanting to change this, jumped into the abyss and experienced the terrors and chaos one could never imagine. Once hitting the ground he shattered into 1000 pieces, and slowly and painfully began to put himself back together and climbed up the other side of the abyss. As he climbed he cut a path as for his fellow gods to follow. From that day forward we all live together, thanks to Ogun. Uzume’s Trance : Amateratsu (the sun goddess) was called old looking and refused to shine anymore. There was a long period of darkness and the villagers begged and pleaded with the goddess to bring back the light. It was not until Uzume (a young goddess) came and started to dance and sing and then flipped up her skirt and showed everyone her underwear. Aateratsu came out of her cave to see what was so funny and upon seeing laughed so hard not to notice the small mirror Uzume had placed in a nearby tree. When Amateratsu saw the mirror and that she was not old and still beautiful she left her cave and was pitched back up in the sky to shine again. Antigone : written by Sophicles You should be familiar with the following people and their contributions: Robert Edmund Jones : The Dramatic Imagination; theorized a spontaneous “light bulb” moment when Ook decided to show the lion hunt rather than tell about it. Theatre is born in pure inspiration. (First Theory) Joseph Campbell : renowned mythologist and anthropologist, inspired by a fascination with Native American culture in his youth, sought to unify all myths. His theory says that
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