drama 10-15 - Ibsen is in revolt of the unaccepted value...

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10/15/10 Ibsen is in revolt of the unaccepted value; thoughts his plays were illuminating something about the contemporary world with hope that we would avoid what happens to the characters on the stage. Modern Drama 1: Naturalism Verisimilitude Illusionism Minimizing Theatricality- no fictional representation; persuasion that these are real people “People don’t do such things”: we understand why Hedda committed suicide Expressionism- much less stable reality outside of ourself Naturalism: Accesible Linear/Cause and Effect Daily behavior Stable reality Empathy Ibsen’s Dramaturgy: - realism of character and theme - prose as dramatic language- rather than verse - elimination of soliloquies and asides- Hedda never turns to us and shares her inner thoughts like Hamlet does - close attention to motivation and subtext (what’s beneath the surface) classical drama characters say what they mean - symbolism in a concrete context- pistols in relation to Hedda, the symbol of hair,
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