THEATER 3 - CHARATERISTICS The death of character and the...

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Postmodern Theatre CHARATERISTICS The death of character and the eradication on plot –ElinorFuchs. The death of the author/playwright? Other theatrical elements of equal to higher priority over character and plot Eclecticism: Simultaneous use of multiple art forms Audience is often integral to the meaning of the play Rehearsal often driven by shared meaning-making and improvisation rather than a prescribed text
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Conventional approach to performance and: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley Postmodern approach to performance and production: Hey Girl by Romeo Castellucci
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The death of character and the eradication on plot. The death of the author/playwright? Conventional Western Drama: actors portray characters and interpret text. Conventional Western Drama: Text, the play, is the central guiding element of the performance. Postmodern Theatre: If the text (the playwright) is no longer the guiding force, who is? 1 – Actors
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course THEATER 100 taught by Professor Lombardi during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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THEATER 3 - CHARATERISTICS The death of character and the...

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