19th and 20th century drama notes

19th and 20th century drama notes - Nineteenth-Century...

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Nineteenth-Century Drama through the Turn of the Twentieth Century English playwrights- over 30,000 plays in 19 th century Sentimental, melodramatic and dominated by few powerful actors o There were some remakes, thrillers, historical and melodramatic plays Audience o urban middle class, factory and mill owners, demanded drama to entertain them o Not well educated and did not want intellectually demanding plays o Wanted escapist, sentimental entertainment, did not challenge basic values LOOK UP WHAT THEATER LOOKED LIKE Realism o Movement came to stage in 1870s and 80s (Ibsen and Strindberg) Forced audiences to pay attention to important issues and deeper psychological concerns than earlier audiences o Strindberg- Miss Julie : psychological study, challenged social complacency based on class and social differences o Ibsen- A Doll’s House : feminism, did not amuse all (heretical viewpoint), but awakened some and began a movement that transformed drama o Oscar Wilde- Importance of Being Earnest
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