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Unformatted text preview: ticism Based on the belief that truth is shown in an image of
perfection based on our emotions
Stories are set in mythical times and places, because
objective reality of our own world is disappointing.
The central character is a complex hero who seeks to be
unique and true to himself
The effort to achieve the impossible embodies the truth – the
image of perfection is the most valuable truth we have – “To
dream the impossible dream’
Truth is found in the quest for the unattainable.
The characters speak in idealized dialogue, in beautiful
Examples: Cyrano de Bergerac, Shakespeare, Man of La
Mancha and most Broadway musicals.
Mancha How do I know I am watching an How do I know I am watching an attempt at Romanticism? Is the action set in a mythical time or a magical
locale? Do the characters speak in beautiful poetry? Is the central character striving toward an
Is unattainable goal?
unattainable Are you swept up in the thrilling emotion of the
Romanticism What needs to be designed?
What needs to be designed?
ostumes Types of Design
Types of Design ealistic – establishes locale
ealistic bstract – establishes mood and style
bstract Basic Elements of Design
Basic Elements of Design
imension, or mass
armony Scenic Design
he best s...
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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