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Unformatted text preview: Dickens’s novels, Homer’s epics o American film was less burdened by cultural expectations in the way that French, German, or Italian film ° There are both positive and negative consequences of this o Consensus Narratives have three central defining features ° Conservative – in both a political and an aesthetic sense • Consensus narratives could not completely attack the culture they emerge from • If they larger politics were too upfront revolutionary, then it couldn’t address such a huge audience • Of course, it can still be subversive in its own way, but it must do so within a familiar context • The artistic commitments of consensus art are in a large sense conservative as well • Today, theater has the opportunity to be hugely revolutionary, because it’s not a consensus narrative (and never has been in this country)...
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