drama 10-11 - Modern Drama Mimesis imitation Illusionism vs...

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10/11/10 Modern Drama: Mimesis- imitation Illusionism vs. theatricality Melodrama Modernism Naturalism Illusionism over theatricality Verisimilitude- life-likeness Raging Bull (1980) Anti-naturalism 1: Expressionism Theatricality over illusionism Subjective truth Pink Floyd, The Wall (1982) Hedda Gabler Nobody is purely good and purely bad, the real focus is more interior It’s taking us much deeper into tha play Moral ambiguity- character motivation for certain behavior, what’s beneath the surface of dialogue and actions between characters Hedda resents Aunt Julie because she is associated with George Hedda is very dissatisfied, but we have to infer what she is thinking (if it were an expressionist play we would see the inner landscape of what Hedda was thinking) Hedda feels unfulfilled, but George tries to give her everything she wants Conventional furnishings are described proving George has done everything he can to make his wife happy, but she is still deeply dissatisfied.
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