Theater Notes - THAR 101.501 10 November 2008 (I came in 15...

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THAR 101.501 10 November 2008 (I came in 15 minutes late, so I missed some) Cyrano: personification of Romantic ideal Cyrano= ultimate manifestation of Romanticism the “grotesque” and the “sublime” Cyrano’s 2 lives/worlds: a love of life and a life of love. Cyrano’s 2 types of action/gestures: theatrical and heroic. Mid 19 th Century Europe: Victorian “momma and poppa”; God’s in Heaven; “All’s right with the world”—Robert Browning 19 th Century Theatre 1. sentimentalism: virtuous rewarded, evil punished, heart 2. Melodrama: p. 279 3. Well-made play: p. 289 Charles Darwin: 1859 The Origin of Species Karl Marx: 1859 A Contribution to the Critique on Political Economy ; 1867, 1885, 1895 The Capital (with Engels) the history of the world is an ongoing struggle for money, which leads to revolt and a new order, and you repeat this process. Friedrick Nietzsche: 1. 1883-1885: Thus Spake Zarathustra God is dead, if there ever was one; momma and poppa live in morality… 2. 1887: Genealogy of Morals 2 kinds of people: master and slaves, there’s no such thing as equality because masters are NATURALLY leaders…slaves are NATURALLY workers.\ Sigmund Freud: 1990 The Interpretation of Dreams ; 1905 Three contributions to the Theory of Sex
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SPMT SPMT 217 taught by Professor Tibedeax during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M.

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