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TA 2014 12/02/2010 11:15:00 Hedda Gabler Transition from Shakespeare to Realism  Shakespeare  Neoclassicism – 17 th  Century France – Major inventions, scientific progress rebirth of classsicim – new Classicism – all things classical Greek retellings of greek classics  o Rules: Pure forms      – purely tragic or purely comic. No mixed forms. Tragedy  – only aristocratic character, written in high  poetic language, affairs of state, unhappy ending. Comedy  - middle class characters, common prosaic  language, domestic affairs, happy ending. Verisimilitude      – “similar, very, truth” – the appearance of truth,  the illusion of reality – used to justify  The Three Unities     More Realistic Time – take place in a short time – 24-48 hours Place – one place/setting Action – one plot, one central story
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