Early and Mid 20th Century

Early and Mid 20th Century - Drama in the Early and...

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Drama in the Early and Mid-Twentieth Century Realist tradition had certain expressionist qualities, naturalism, and realism But changed to distort realities – became surreal/unreal Heritage of Realism: Anything that disturbed the illusion of realism was thought to be flawed Dadaism – promoted an art that was essentially enigmatic and incoherent to the average person which was the point o Blamed WWI on sensible middle class people who were logical & well intentioned but never questioned convention o Purpose was to confound the normal expectations Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis stimulated a new interest in myth and dreams Playwrights used elements of myth to produce a poetric form of realism Traditional Yoruba drama develops from religious celebrations and annual festivals Poetic Realism: John Millington Synge’s creation of peasant dialogue remains one of his most important contributions to modern drama Social Realism:
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