Theatre Appreciation - Lecture Notes on Realism
Theatre Appreciation - Lecture Notes on Realism TH 122
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Theatre Appreciation On Realism The Rise of Realism (1850-1900) 1. Invention of the telephone (1870s by Bell/Gray) 2. Invention of the phonograph reproduction of the human voice, music, and sounds (1977 by Edison) 3. Camera reproduction of the human form and its details (1871 by Richard Leach Maddox, made the process more accessible/faster) 4. Moving pictures, “Actualities” (1885 by Eastman, the Kodak camera) Auguste Comte (17981857) ● French philosopher ● Theory of positivism (185154) ● “Everything can be known” ● The purpose of all knowledge was the betterment of society and all sciences must contribute to sociology Sigmund Freud (18561939) ● Father of psychoanalysis ● The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) ● The Ego, the superego, and the id ● Emphasis on the unconscious and dreams are the key to understanding suppressed desires ● Emphasis on the internal, unconscious psychological causality ● Truth becomes extremely complex to the point where it is unknowable ● Spoken (text) and unspoken (text) equally important Henrik Ibsen (18281906) ● The Doll House (1879) ● Ghosts (1881) ● An Enemy of the People (1882) ● The Wild Duck (1884) ● Hedda Gabler (1891) Tenets of Realism ● Presents the world as it really is ● Full of facts ● Everyday situations ● Familiar locations ● Regional dialects ● Emphasis on the “individual” circles back to the psychology of the character ● Plot driven ● Create believable characters ● Allows audience to “get inside the characters’ head”
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