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August 22 notes - Perspectives in Western Drama August 22,...

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Perspectives in Western Drama August 22, 2008 Drama/Theatre/Performance o Public/private experience o Ritual/ceremony o Impersonation/role-playing o Performance/art o Play Story told through actions performed by actors impersonating characters On Looking at Plays o Culture o Biography Can be most deceptive and least useful o Dramaturgy Playwriting style
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How plays are given their individual voice o Conventions: practice accepted as standard in a given time/space Dramatic Theatrical o Literary Elements How story is told (impacts how we respond to it) How characters are created How language is used o Theatrical Elements Does playwright visualize how it will play out on stage o Theatre Spaces/theatre architecture Affects how we respond to performance Some have set styles Today there are infinite number of theatre configurations o Audiences
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Who goes to theatre and why Are playwrights trying to challenge audience, attract diversity, etc. Terminology
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2009 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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