1-31 (Types of Drama) - Notes: 1/31/08 Types of Drama...

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Notes: 1/31/08 Types of Drama Tragedy o Greeks- Modern o Action: Disorder – Chaos – Balance o Very serious o Protagonist (represents mankind/womankind) (good guy) o Man vs. Man, nature, society, gods, etc o Tragic flaw o Emotion is fear and pity o Hero – struggle – defeat – enlightened o Catharsis: (purging) relief of emotion o Sad ending o Modern tragedy: Death of a Salesman Melodrama o Nineteenth century melodrama Balance – chaos – balance Good vs. evil One dimensional characters Pity and fear Sentimental with a happy ending Action / physical Double ending for numerous characters o Examples: phantom of the opera o Modern: rocky, Robin Hood, soap operas o The gaslight theatre is a spoof on melodrama and societ Serious drama o Factors which created realism Industrial revolution Darwin’s theory of evolution (1850’s) Sigmund Freud (psychology) Photography o Ibsen: Father of realism (1890) Psychological drama Hedda Gabbler
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course TAR 103 taught by Professor Yarnelle during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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1-31 (Types of Drama) - Notes: 1/31/08 Types of Drama...

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