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by: Julia Caine

Modernism THEA-UT 510

Julia Caine
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These cover the ninth week of lecture, the different types of modernist theatre
Introduction to Theatre Production
Edward Ziter
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theatre, modernism, Realism, naturalism, Symbolism, Constructivism
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julia Caine on Tuesday April 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THEA-UT 510 at New York University taught by Edward Ziter in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre Production in Theatre at New York University.


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Date Created: 04/19/16
Modernism Key Terms  Émile Zola- Most famous advocate of realist theatre  André Antoine- Created his own realist theatre company  Théâtre Libre- Theatre company created by Antoine  Konstantin Stanislavsky- Created Moscow Art Theatre; practiced realist theatre  David Belasco- Created Belasco Theatre; practiced realist theatre  Aurélien- Marie Lugné Poe- Most famous symbolist director  Théâtre de l’OEuvre- Symbolist theatre built in Paris in 1893  Adolphe Appia- Symbolist theorist; worked with opera  Edward Gordon Craig- Symbolist advocate; inspired by Henry Irving  Vsevolod Meyerhold- Constructivist set designer  Naturalism- Using details of realism to shape character  Symbolism- Theatre that strives more for the mood of the play than actual setting and detail  Constuctivism- Theatre with abstract sets that focus on efficiency Class Notes  Romanticsm o Fullness of human experience  Darker aspects  All human emotion  Disequilibrium and confusion o 1790’s- mid 19th century  Increasing realism in theatre o Better technology  Attention to detail o Truth over pleasure  Birth of naturalism  Realism  Darwin’s Origin of Species o Evolution o Large effect on modernism o Zola  Said heredity and environment shape human character  Argument for naturalism  Realism vs. naturalism o Realism is inclusion of extraneous detail to give impression of reality o Naturalism is realism with a thesis  Details shape who we are o Realism called verisimilitude at the time  André Antoine, 1858-1943 o Development of independent theatre  Leads to experimentation o Created amateur company- Théâtre Libre  Wanted to do a Zola play  Became full time director o Theatre in France heavily censored  Got around it by technically being a club o Blocking about realistic behavior  Sometimes had back to audience  Stanislavsky o Created Moscow Art Theatre o Realistic sets and soundscapes  Angered Chekov when Stanislavsky did his shows  David Belasco o Able to make realism more commercial o Belasco Theatre on Broadway o Extremely complicated set designs  Still not Zola’s idea of realism  All plays had happy endings  William Poel o Historical accuracy to put less stuff on stage  Recreate conditions of original production  Went for simplicity  Symbolist theatre o Play doesn’t have to depict actual setting  Mood of language  Produce emotional effect o Lugné Poe  Added “Poe” to his name in honor of Edgar Allen  Biggest symbolist director  “The word creates the décor”  Adolphe Appia, 1862-1928 o Swiss designer for opera o Rhythm of text is key for entire performance  Stage space enhances actors movements o Most influential as a theorist  Edward Gordon Craig o Felt realism debased theatre  Wanted to get rid of actors o Inspired by realist Henry Irving  Moved away from realism  Wanted marionettes o Actors “part of the set”  Constructivism o Abstract sets o Meyerhold  Created sets as space for actors to act in  More powerfully project meanings of their actions  Influenced by assembly line  Efficiency o Certain gestures produce emotions


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