Lecture 9

Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 Rough magic comes from Shakespeares...

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Lecture 9 Rough magic – comes from Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest o Violation of norms Lysistrata comes out of her traditional place (home) to seize control Hermia goes against father’s order of marriage o Apollonian and Dionysian exploration of 2 sides of humanity Rationality, other conscious mind Spirit, urges, uncontrollable, love Midsummer o Natural and supernatural world Characters have less freedom towards autonomous action o A play ABOUT theatre Dramaturgy of Shakespeare o Blank verse Unrhymed Written in iambic pentameter (composed of ten syllables) with natural variations of stressed and unstressed beats o Multiple plots Follows several characters conflicts o Parallels and contrasts Between different characters o Mirrors and foils Characters resemble each other, or great differences by placing them in similar situations o Soliloquy and aside Soliloquy – “speak alone” but speaking aloud Extended Aside – speaking aloud but no one else on stage hears it Very brief Only the audiences gets the information o Metatheatre (reflexivity)
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