THAR Exam 3 Review

THAR Exam 3 Review - THAR Exam 3 Review 20:46 Symbolists...

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THAR Exam 3 Review 20:46 Symbolists wanted to show inner life and had very little plot action Very static  Expressionism is connected to epic theater (Brecht) Thought that external reality could be changed “you can actually change reality” – expressionism Expressionist plays saw everything through the eyes of the protagonist (very  dream-like) Opposed to the idea of family as social constructs Expressionist drama was politically motivated (by socialists or pacifists)  Brecht used expressionism for communism Futurism Used war, machines, lots of multimedia The first theater movement to directly antagonize audience members Dada? Art for art sake Everything can be used for art Lots of irrational art Surrealists Developed from Dada Represented by paintings by Salvador dali (melting clocks) Thought that the subconscious could be recreated dramatically
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Mixed dream-like events with reality Used dance, painting, color, music, words to combine all art forms Theater cruelty Not to be confused with futurists Futurists were cruel to others, while “theater cruelty” is just when your senses  are bombarded Term theater cruelty is just a metaphor, futurists were literally cruel to  audience
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course THAR 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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