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Early and Mid 20th Century 2 - Theater of Cruelty o Antonin...

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Theater of Cruelty o Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) Wanted audience to feel uncomfortable Wanted them to face unpleasant ideas and situations Departure from the soothing melodrama of earlier times Designers o Adolphe Appia and Edward Gordon Craig o Moved away from the "box set" o Used light for scene changes and striking effects o Disregarded the "4th wall" o Believed a setting should "suggest" not reproduce a locale o Used platforms and levels The stage o Theatrical spaces were created to be more intimate o One method was to open the proscenium arch and extend the stage Little Theaters o The growth of smaller theaters or little theaters started in France and England and spread to America o 1915 - The Provincetown Players was created with Eugene O'Neill and Susan Glaspell Theater Guild o Formed in 1919 to produce plays that did not have a broad commercial appeal Actors o Perspectives in Theater: Acting Styles of the 17th and 18th Century Thomas Betterton
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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