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Realism, Naturalism and Absurdism

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Felicia Kruse

on 30 March 2014

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Transcript of Realism, Naturalism and Absurdism

Realism, Naturalism and Absurdism
Naturalism
Perfect illusion of reality
Fate
"Chronicle of despair"
Major drama
Replicates life on stage
"Must happen"
Absurdism
Non sequitur dialgue
Repetitive or meaningless action
Realism
Portrays everyday life
Current events
Stage as an environment
Main focus was on middle class
Faithful representation of reality
Chekhov
Wanted to present life as it is
Everyday speech
Real settings
Tragicomedy
Plot twist
General
Started around 1850
Explored the social, cultural and political issues of the middle class
Chekhov
Shaw
Ibsen
Strindberg
Questions
How is realism/naturalism/absurdism portrayed in "The Cherry Orchard"?

How do props and setting help to portray the idea of realism?
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