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Anna Christie - Seth Marcus Theatre and Drama 150...

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Seth Marcus Theatre and Drama 150 Christopher Morrison Section 312 Anna Christie: Realism in American Drama Eugene O’Neill was an American playwright who helped introduce dramatic realism into American theatre. His plays involve characters who inhabit the fringes of society, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations. Eugene O’Neill wanted his plays to seem as realistic as possible. He wanted his audiences to truly become involved in the lives of the characters as if they were real people. The success and realism of the performance would be determined by how well each actor became their individual characters. I believe that Eugene O’Neill’s aspiration of bringing dramatic realism on stage was achieved through the skilled acting of Leo Coco in the Madison Repertory Theatre’s production of Anna Christie. Leo Coco’s acting was crucial to the realism and success. There were many aspects
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