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Unformatted text preview: o Catharsis • Brecht’s ideas of theatre o Narrative/reporting We are always aware that theatre is not a mirror, it is a deliberatively constructed art to teach us lessons that can be applied to our lives and make society better than it was o Analysis/judgment Encourage us not to feel for the characters emotionally but to judge and analyze their behavior and actions, think about why they make the choices that they do o Withhold catharsis Discourages us from releasing emotional tension, constantly defeats emotional reaction by final curtain in hopes that we carry our dissatisfaction back out into the world outside of the theatre and use it productively to change the way things are for the better...
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- Fall '08
- Drama, English Renaissance theatre, classical Greek theatre, Dialectical theatre