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Unformatted text preview: Theater Appreciation 9/17/08 C l oud T ec t on i cs by J o s e R i vera Jose Rivera: Puerto Rican Grew up on Long Island Studied with Gabriel Garcia Marquez Screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries Lives in L.A. Cloud Tectonics written in 1995 Magical Realism : a mixture of real and illogical settings Explores the notion of time A Love Story Characters: Anibal: In his home Celestina: pregnant, age is a question Nelson: long lost brother, a soldier The P l ay w r i gh t (not “ P l ay w r i te ”!) “ wright ” means maker or a worker who is skilled in the manufacture of something Implies a high level of craftsmanship Ways p l ays are m ade: In isolation Through improvisation with performances From documented material Lit erary and N on lit erary a s pec t s of p l ay w r i gh ti ng Literary: Uses literary values such as metaphor and poetic imagery Language an arrangement of words Style of language (prose, verse) Nonliterary: Vocal and physical interactions Use of the theatrical medium (everything that fills the stage): movement,...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course 965 211 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '10