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Idealized Reality Classicism
Classicism Based on the belief that we can learn the truth by
creating an ideal world, through perfection
creating The Greeks believed “Moderation in all things”.
Celebrates control, balance, and proportion
Rejects excess in architecture, the arts and emotion
Extreme behavior invites disaster
Language is elevated in tone and form, often formal
verse – Dialogue often takes the form of intellectual
Originated with the Ancient Greeks but has become
popular whenever people believed they could improve
on nature by shaping the world to a vision of moderation
and How do I know I am watching an How do I know I am watching an attempt at Classicism? Do scenery and costumes remind you of ancient
Greece? Are they formal and in something approaching
symmetrical Do the characters speak in formal verse and engage in
intellectual Is the central character asserting his/her willpower in an
effort to control his/her basic impulses?
effort Is the tone of the piece intellectual? Classicism
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2013 for the course THEATRE 4414 taught by Professor Web during the Fall '12 term at Virginia Union.
- Fall '12