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Unformatted text preview: Moving away from metatheatre Mirror of real life o Modern drama: The Theatre of Revolt Society Middle class audience o Wants to see a story about people like themselves o Shift away from myth and royalty Capitalism & materialism Philosophy Darwin, Marx, Freud o Scientific thought and method o Darwins theory affects the arts in terms of how the past affects the present o Marx writes about the relationship between the individual and society, lack of strong connection b/w ourselves as individuals and the world around us o Freud, our conscious and unconscious selves, reinforces that we are not masters of our physical selves Art + Science o Art tries to apply the scientific method to a work of art, the audience observes, forms questions, weighs results, comes to a conclusion o An attempt to use everyday language, moving away from verse to prose...
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- Fall '08