Non-Western - Non-Western Theatre THEA 200 Announcements...

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Non-Western Theatre THEA 200
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Announcements Violet Hour essays are due October 13th Hand in your ticket stub at the end of class Make sure it has your name and the last 4 digits of your student ID # Must be submitted over Blackboard Go to announcements and click the link, you will be guided through the process of opening your paper. You SHOULD NOT have to convert the paper to rich text
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Theatre: Some Western Assumptions In the West (America and Europe) our theatre traditions are guided by the Greeks and Aristotle Western theatre’s overriding purpose has been to entertain - Other purposes are secondary Theatre is thought of as taking place in a fixed location (a “theatre”) that pretends to be another location There is a text There is an assumption that actors are playing characters
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Theatre in other cultures In other cultures, theatre may exist to entertain… …or it may exist in a less formal, ritualistic way Theatre may be written by a playwright and be performed by actors playing characters… …or theatre may take the form of dance or be “performed” by a shaman, storyteller or tribal elder. Theatre may take place in a traditional theatre… … or it may take place in a town square, on sacred ground, in a religious meeting place
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Ritual and Theatre Ritual: A ritual is a set of actions, often thought to have symbolic value, the performance of which is usually prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community It’s worth noting that we in western culture have important, sacred rituals in our own cultures that involve elements of theatre (or performance) Examples: Halloween Weddings Nativity pageants
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decompressor are needed to see this picture. Jukun women in Nigeria dancing the Ajun-Kpa,
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