Unformatted text preview: RMINISM – humans are shaped by scientific,
social and environmental forces beyond our control
social Darwin, Freud, and Marx are the thinkers of this
period that influence the period.
Theatre presents examples for us to study The proscenium arch becomes a sort of microscopic
lens Naturalism – extreme realism – “slice of life” without
dramaturgical shape How do I know I'm watching an How do I know I'm watching an attempt at Realism? Does the piece look like the world you know or
Does that you believe exists or existed?
that Do the characters speak a language you believe
Do people speak now or spoke at one time?
people Do things happen for reasons you can
Do understand, and is there logic that explains why
things happen the way they do?
Theatricalism Art that attempts to imitate the imitations of
reality Shows us truth of our daily lives as
performance Very self-conscious, aware of that it is
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- Fall '12
- Space, Reality, central character