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performing How do I know I am watching an How do I know I am watching an attempt at Theatricalism? Is the action of the play set in a theatre? Do characters play roles in a play-within-a-play? Does the production show you how the theatre
Does works: how scenery moves and how actors
assume their characters?
assume Does the play demonstrate how hard it is to
Does distinguish between illusion and reality?
Theatricalism Subjective Reality
Subjective Reality Expressionism
Expressionism Developed in the early 20th century, primarily in Germany – a
reaction to the Realists - based on the belief that dreams reveal
truth we hide from ourselves in a waking state
truth The distorted images of dreams tell us how we really feel.
Depicts violent and extreme emotions Developed when artists felt threatened by big govt, industry and
runaway capitalism oppressing the individual. World War I was
a fulfillment of that fear.
Shows the world through the eyes of the central character – the only
psychologically complex character
Dialogue not real speech. Frequently compressed and...
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- Fall '12