Lecture 12

Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 - Expressionism Expressionism first...

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Lecture 12 - Expressionism Expressionism – first revolt against realism o The real road to genuine truth o Something that needs full head on treatment o All the elements of the play is very different because its after different things o Examples Pink Floyds The Wall - movie Monk’s The Scream – painting Van Goh’s The Starry Night – painting Murder of the Hope of Women – play poster The Cabinet of Doctor…? German silent film o Developed the same time the X-ray machine is being developed in france o Expressionists cut right to the bone to get at the truth o Deliberately distorts Dramaturgy o Distorted for subjective truth o Dreamlike, nightmarish o Characters are abstractions o Compressed, fragmented, telegraphic o Emotional states Lecture 13 Elements of Drama o Classical Plot Character Thought Diction Music Spectacle o Modern Plot Character Theme Language Acting Stagecraft Vocabulary o Melodrama – most commercially popular form
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