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Theatre Week 5

by: Sean Bhatnagar

Theatre Week 5 THEATRE 2100 – 0010

Sean Bhatnagar
GPA 2.03
Introduction to Theatre
Melissa Lee

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sean Bhatnagar on Friday September 25, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THEATRE 2100 – 0010 at Ohio State University taught by Melissa Lee in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre in Theatre at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 09/25/15
Theatre Week 5 Theatrical Realism Melodrama Good in the end always triumphs It became one of the most popular Conven ons Music Stock Characters 0 Whitecolor would be good people and Blackwhite would be bad guys Coincidences Elaborate Spectacle Special Effects Tableaux Vivant quotFrozen Picturequot Realism 18901920 In uences Auguste Comte 17981857 0 Sociology Charles Darwin 18091882 0 Origin of the Species 1859 Sigmund Freud 18561939 0 Unconscious mind Karl Marx 18181883 0 Class con ict a source of social progress Father of Realism Henrik Ibsen 18261906 A Doll39s House 1879 Conventions of Realism quotTheatre of the fourth wallquot Presentational vs Representational modes of performance Characters from life Language Stylistically quotrealquot Reactions against Realism Expressionism Emotional subjective Edvard Munch The Scream 1893 Bertolt Brecht 18981956 Epic Theatre and verfremdungseffekt effect astrangement effect audience to have a critical distancing He wanted you to think when watching his plays Epic Theatre Verfremdungseffekt controversy Episodic Presentational mode direct Talk to the audience Narrator Actors remain visible Songs Reactions against Realism Vseveod Meyerhold Nonverbal aspects of theatre Biomechanics Kinesthetic approach to actor training Express emotions physically Focut on the uses of the body Expressionism Emotional truth subjective Nighrmarish dreamlike atmospheres Abstarcte Unnatural Disssonance Trying to capture an inner emotional truthreality Theatre of the Absurd Godless and unpredictable world Circular plots no resolution Characters who are adrift Repetition With comedy to behavior Unadequacy of language Lynn Notage 1964present How has race been represented on the stage Wanted Back actor played parts in which they would have to put makeup on to make them look blackThey call this black face Legacy of Minstrelsy Back Caricatures Mammy Harlem Renaissance New Negro Movement 191039s 1930 Flourishing of African American performances and art Centered mainly in Harlem New York Rejected racial stereotypes made popular by Minstrel shows Lorraine Hansberry 19301965 First Black women to write a play performed on Broadway quotA Raisin in the Sunquot 1959 Alice Childress 19121994 She was white but played a black actress Trouble in Mind 1955


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