DRAM 155 _ Test2 _ naturalism

DRAM 155 _ Test2 _ naturalism - 2/21 Modern Drama 1:...

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2/21 Modern Drama 1: Naturalism Genre: “Kind”, “type” Mimesis: imitation Illusionism vs. Theatricality Melodrama Modernism : breaking continuity with anything that had come before it; a new way of experiencing conditions o Naturalism in theatre is an expression of modern idealism o Verisimiltitude is its ultimate goal Realism : more of an approach/idea Naturalism: rises against the idea that the world is benevolent; muddy middle area that tragedy explores; aspiration to mimic everyday life as close as possible; naturalism is realism in practice; be more authentic in the way the world is; use every day world as its model; get details of life so exact to make an illusion – theatrically doesn’t draw attention to itself o Gives a different mimesis; an authentic mirror up to reality o An attempt to make art more scientific o Challenge existing forms of the past – not try to imitate the past arts Verisimilitude: “life-likeness” Examples Raging Bull (1980)
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