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Unformatted text preview: Modern Theater Notes Modern Theatre Realism has arrived: Late 19 th and early 20 th century. o Photography- visual capture an image. o Origin of Species by Charles Darwin- Scientific evidence that proves previous conceptions false. o The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud- we are often a product of our own experiences causing us to behave certain ways. o The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx- workers works in the factor but they dont own the factory. o Thomas Edisons light bulb- no more lamps and gas light candles now we have a light bulb we can use in theatre to shift moods. o Konstantin Stanislavski o Theatres purpose was seen as attempting to portray life accurately and highlight social and cultural problems. Realisms Changes: o Scenery attempted to authentically replicate the characters environment. Box Set & Fourth Wall o Characters and situations illustrated social issues and problems; common, working-class characters emerged....
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