Sept%202%20What%20is%20Theatre

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hat is Theatre? What is Theatre? Theatre or Theater? rigins of Theatre Origins of Theatre Definition of Theatre
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rms to Know! Terms to Know! nguage of Intelligibility e erteau Language of Intelligibility (De Certeau) We as humans try to make unfamiliar concepts speak to us in a language we understand. We tend to make things new or foreign intelligible to us. KEEP THIS IN CHECK! Let the past be strange and reign! foreign! Historiography The study of the writing of history, the arrangement of historical records ERE IS NOT ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS THERE IS NOT ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS
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hy Theatre? Why Theatre? The impulse toward theatre is universal to all cieties whether it takes the form of societies, whether it takes the form of rituals, religious ceremonies, celebrations, or more conventional theatrical presentations. Gnothi Sauton – “Know Thyself” eatre reflects society Theatre reflects society
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rigins of Theatre Origins of Theatre Mimetic Instinct Theory it l Th Mimetic Instinct Theory Ritual Theory Mimesis = Imitation/Representation
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Unformatted text preview: Embodiment of an action (which took place elsewhere) Representation of setting Separation of performer and audience Learned behavior, childrens play Pleasure through recognition itual Theory Ritual Theory Late 19 th and early 20 th century anthropology Binary of civilization and the primitive Primitive causality appeal to powers that control the natural world Actions formalized into ritual, which become more elaborate and sophisticated reation of unity and cultural identity Creation of unity and cultural identity efinition of Theatre Definition of Theatre ndamental Aspects of Theatre Fundamental Aspects of Theatre Embodiment of an action Without embodiment, storytelling Separation of performer and audience Agreement between the two Doesnt exist until performed, transitory and immediate moves through time. bject matter always human beings Subject matter always human beings...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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