Theatre & Realism

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m & Naturalism: Novel/transition

“While realist writers varied in matter of style and literary technique, they all portrayed the individual struggling for identity in a hostile society” Realism & Naturalism: Novel/Age pg. 6

Pg. 3-4

“One of the major differences…” pg. 8

Last paragraph on pg. 31 “A further consideration…”

Types of realism: noir realism, psychological realism, conscious realism, comedic realism, romantic realism  look these up

“At this point (late 1800’s) realism/naturalism modified romantic realism by emptying it of moral content, making the individual choice more ambiguous (as in realism) or more determined (as in naturalism)” pg. 34

“There is no Realism (with a capital “R”), only realisms, which are brought into being by changing narrative conventions that are in turn the product of a changing historical reality. Naturalism is another form of realism – a sterner realism.” Pg. 35

“Realism, in demanding a new way of seeing, challenged both romanticism and the romance … as far as the realists were concerned, inadequate to depicting the new, commercial, industrialized city with its slums and dysfunctional families.” Pg. 36

-differences between American and European realism
-who started it/how did it start

Realism and Reality

On G.B. Shaw: first paragraph, pg. 197 (his quote)

“Shaw meets the demands of theatricality to such an extent as is only to be found in contemporary melodrama and farce; he spares no pains to stir the audience by means of visual and highly emotional appeal.” Pg. 197

Beyond Naturalism

“Realism is the candid presentation of the natural world, it is exact and detailed.” Pg. 3

Pg 1-4

“Naturalism is a tightly argued and constructed manifestation of more general realist designs.” Pg. 4 “The Expressionism of the 1920’s, Brecht’s epic theatre of the Thirties and Forties, and the Theatre of the Absurd of the Fifties and Sixties were still essentially both continuations of and reactions...
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