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10/07/09 Missed notes this day 19 TH CENTURY DRAMA Mimesis- “imitation” Melodrama o Entire 19 th century o Popular, escapist, sentimental o Clear cut morality o Whole characters o External conflict o Focus on plot o Emotional appeal o Restores status quo o More about good vs bad, not complex, root for one person, simple external virtue vs vice Modernism- rejected enlightment theory, has to do with current values of the time period Realism o Society, Middle class, industrial revolution Middle class audience , reconstructed Capitalism and materialism Characters more identifiable, new concern with economics o Philosophy Rise of science Darwin, Marx and Freud Try to make art more scientific Natural selection- close attention to the past relationship between the individual and world around us (loneliness) psychology examining parts of sub-conscious and unconscious (have not mastered self) More in line with the truth, not parallel reality of melodrama
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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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