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Unformatted text preview: Vocabulary "modo"/modern = "just now" "pomo"/postmodern = "after just now" Character, Gk. "stamp" Pomo Principles • REALITY - VIRTUAL • IDENTITY - PROVISIONAL • TRUTH - CONSTRUCTED Roy Louis Joe Prior Harper Angel Kushner's Dramaturgy: Magic Realism • Sweeping fin de siecle play • Postmodern fantasia in ideas and expression • Episodic narratives in dialectical relationship • Characters embody the contemporary spectrum • Literal and lyrical plans in playwriting and staging • Focus: roles of reality and imagination in the process of change Style = imitation/immersion/identification AMERICAN STYLES • Naturalism [Hansberry] Variations: • American Modernism [Williams] • Realism [Wilson] • Magic Realism [Kushner]...
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- Spring '08
- Postmodernism, Magic realism, Kushner