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The Art of Being Human, 7/e Chapter 7 – THE THEATER PowerPoint by Julie Rodakowski. CONVENTIONS OF THE THEATER. Classical Conventions Elizabethan Conventions Neoclassical Conventions Victorian Conventions Early Modern Conventions Contemporary Conventions. TRAGEDY.

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The Art of Being

Human, 7/e

Chapter 7 –

THE THEATER

PowerPoint by Julie Rodakowski

©2003 Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Longman Publishers.


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CONVENTIONS OF THE THEATER

  • Classical Conventions

  • Elizabethan Conventions

  • Neoclassical Conventions

  • Victorian Conventions

  • Early Modern Conventions

  • Contemporary Conventions

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TRAGEDY

  • Classical Tragedy

  • Sophocles’sOedipus Rex,

  • Euripides's Medea

  • Shakespearean Tragedy

  • Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear

  • Neoclassical Tragedy

  • Racine’sPhaedra

  • Modern Tragedy

  • Miller’s Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge

  • Melodrama and Tragedy: a contrast

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COMEDY

  • Farce (commedia dell’arte)

  • Moliere’s The Would-Be Gentleman,

  • Weycherley’s The Country Wife

  • Satire

  • Aristophanes’s Lysistrata,

  • Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

  • The Comedy of Character

  • Shakespeare’s character of Falstaff

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NATURALISM

A reflection of life the way it really was, without the artificiality of the stage dialogue of the past or well-constructed, tight plots.

Chekhov’s Three Sisters

Williams’s The Glass Menagerie

O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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THEATER OF IDEAS

Plays that focus on ideas rather than characters, challenging notions of marriage, business, government, the clergy, education, and so on.

  • Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

  • Shaw’s Pygmalion

  • Shaw’s Major Barbara

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A THEATRICAL CENTURY

OF DYNAMIC CHANGE

  • THEATER OF ALIENATION

  • Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle

  • THEATER OF CRUELTY

  • Weiss’s Marat / Sade

  • Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist

  • Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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DYNAMIC CHANGE

  • RACIAL THEMES

  • Hansberry’sA Raisin in the Sun

  • Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi Is Dead

  • Wilson’s Fences, The Piano Lesson

  • GAY RIGHTS

  • Hellman’s The Children’s Hour

  • Kushner’s Angels in America

  • EASTERN INFLUENCES

  • Hwang’s M. Butterfly

  • Noh theater of Japan

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BEHIND THE SCENES

THE DIRECTOR

  • chooses the cast

  • works on setting, lighting, sounds, and costumes

  • learns to achieve illusions so the audience believes

  • knows different interpretations and chooses (or creates) his/her interpretation

  • recognizes the importance of blocking, done in conjunction with the cast

  • decides if s/he will modernize a play

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