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THE 2000 Lecture 2 Notes

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Intro to Theater for Non-majors
Dr Osborne
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Date Created: 01/17/16
Lecture 2. Theater of World: Cultural Diversity and the Origins of Theater Three primary questions 1. What is cultural diversity? Why is it important? 2. How can we approach the origins of theater? 3. What are the origins of theater in: Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia? Question 1: What is cultural diversity? Why is it important?  Cultural diversity: the cultural variety and cultural differences that exist in the world, a society or an institution o Appreciates differences o Inclusive o Many societies throughout the globe: all are different  UNESCO: recognizes cultural diversity as a “common heritage of humanity” o Safeguarding cultural diversity is concrete and ethical imperative inseparable from respect for human dignity o If biodiversity is necessary to long term survival on earth, then cultural diversity is essential to the long term survival of humanity o Problems:  Hard to prove  Ethic surrounding “barbaric practices”  How to be an ally (video) o Understand your privileges o Listen and do your homework o Speak up o Apologize when you make mistakes o Ally is a verb Question 2: How can we approach the origins of theater?  Theories of how theater emerged: o Dance o Shamanism o Ritual enactments Question 3: What are the origins of theater in: Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia? Europe (Ancient Greece 534 BCE)  Two major theories: o Rituals:  Dithyramb: choral song chanted at festivals in honor of Dionysus (God of wine, fruitfulness, vegetation, sex)  Shifted when Thespus started wearing masks  Connected to tragedy  Comedy: phallic processions:  Celebratory processions  Popular entertainment in honor of Dionysis  Morphed into competitions like the Lenaia Festival o Great Man Theory (Gerald Else)  Argues that major historical leaps are often made by one or two people that happen to be alive at the right time The Americans (North, Central, South)  Olmecs: “mother culture” of the region (lacks evidence)  Mayans (1500 BCE-1000 ACE) o Art permeated every aspect of Mayan life o Held festivals to celebrate the gods o Had theater focused more on words, such as plays with music, dance, dialogue, masks o Rabinal: play about battle between 2 Mayan tribes  Capture and sentencing of the opposition’s lead warrior  Religious importance  Entertainment  Celebration  Reinforced cultural norms Africa (The Abydos Passion Play)  Egyptian ritual o Religious ritual morphed into performance o Annual ritual  Abydos Passion Play o Myth of Osiris o Annual ritual o Function: renew spirituality of the community and to reinforce fertility  Challenges: o Uncertainty about the performance Asia (China)  Book of documents (Confucious) o Shamas (third millennium) o Shang Dynasty o Shamanistic rituals use dance and music o Hunting dances and more  Shamanistic Rituals o Function: involve and communicate with spirits and Gods  Please and entertain  Culminated in spectacle  XI: Chinese word that means both play and game Asia (India)  Natysastra “science of theater Bharata” o 2000 years old o Sanskrit treatise on dramaturgy o Brahma o Marks the beginning of theater  Theater’s function in india o Religious and educational o Accomplished through entertainment  Natyasastra o One of the most detailed explications of early theater that remains o Acting and dance o Basis for traditional dancing and acting in India o Nritta: pure dance o Nritya: interpretive dancing o Natya: dance with a dramatic element


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