ENGL 230 - Lecture 15

ENGL 230 - Lecture 15 - ENGL 230 Lecture 15 Doll's House...

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ENGL 230 Lecture 15 Doll's House cont. Realism: o There's a pretense in the paradigmatic dramatic as having no poetic purpose o Takes an external objective view of the world o Drama will present it back to us in a fashion in which we can make sense of certain patterns o Conventions: Dialogue: direct, prosaic (often masks a subtext) Telling vs. showing Get clues to internal Me - physical Inner life of characters is displayed in their physicality Stage direction Facial expressions Emphasis on stage direction on particular kinds of physical descriptions Theatres tended to be smaller spaces so you were closer and you could see their faces You were inside with a lighted stage and the audience was fully darkened Looking into a picture and was proximate to the picture Tends to be modeled on actual speech patterns Audience is looking in on peoples domestic place and those people will just do what they do as people watch The theme of corruption in its various disguises Financial but also moral
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ENGL 230 taught by Professor Hurley during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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ENGL 230 - Lecture 15 - ENGL 230 Lecture 15 Doll's House...

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