Drama Notes 3-19

Drama Notes 3-19 - But Why? To question the continuity of...

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Drama Notes 3-19 Alienation Devices/ Effects Songs Prologue Projection/Plaquard Super titles “O Change from age to age! Thou hope of the people!” - Prologue, Caucasian Chalk Circle Goals of Epic Theatre Disrupt the illusion Challenge dominance of realism Inspire change How? By breaking continuity in both writing and staging By calling attention to the theatre’s artificiality Why? To alienate, defamiliarize, demystify the art form
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Unformatted text preview: But Why? To question the continuity of truth (INCOMPLETE, GET FROM MAC) Characteristics No eye candy No phony hypnosis No passive audiences No false sentiment or empty heroics Encourage Rational thought Example: Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin (1925) The Caucasian Chalk Circle V-effects Narrative form Ironies in structure Dialectics in characters Role of emotion...
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