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Realistic Drama

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Transcript of Realistic Drama

Realistic Drama
Realistic Dramas and Naturalistic Dramas
Characteristics of Realistic Drama
More Characteristics of Realistic Drama
Disease and poverty were common in realistic dramas
The denouement is the end of the play, which is plausible and valid.
There is a general action pattern that is repeated in each act.
In some cases, people stumble in there words purposefully to imitate real speaking.
How did Realistic Drama Originate?
What Does It Mean?
Realistic drama is a type of drama that attempts to show everyday life through the content and presentation.
Actors in a realistic drama thought of the stage as an environment rather than an acting platform. They moved and talked similar to their everyday behavior.
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How did realistic drama originate?
Who are the major contributors to realistic drama?
Major contributors to realistic drama
August Comte: "considered the father of sociology created the theory of; encouraged others to understand cause and effect of nature"
Charles Darwin: Charles Darwin published
The Origin of The Species
in 1859; came up with the idea of "Survival of the Fittest."
Henrik Ibsen: "considered the father of realistic drama; wrote plays on society's values; 1828-1906
George Bernard Shaw of England: "was know for his witty humor"; disliked society's view on education and change; his plays were straightforward.
Realistic dramas and naturalistic dramas are similar and are often thought to be the same thing. But they require the actor to act in different ways.
Differences (Naturalistic Dramas)
The amount of time you spent watching the play was equal to the amount of time that had passed in the play.
The play takes place at one location.
Doesn't jump between time and place between acts or scenes.
The costumes, sets and props are historically accurate and detailed.
Often focuses on the lower class.
Settings are often ordinary.
Avoid fantasy and supernatural elements.
Focuses on the real world.
Events could really happen.
Setting is important
No spirituality
The plot contains a lot of dramatic irony. There are secrets and misunderstandings known to the audience, but unknown to other characters.
There is also a lot of exposition, after which the plot uses artificial entrances, exits, and props to increase suspense.
The hero is constantly winning and losing battles against his rival.
Aleksey Pisemsky: another Russian writer; successful in his writing career, was born in March 11, 1821 and died January 21, 1881.
Alexei Maximovich Peshkov: AKA-Maxim (Maksim) Gorky; "he was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist"
Mikhaíl Afanasyevich Bulgakov: another Russian writer and play writer; had wrote
The Master and The Margarita;
(The Master and The Margarita was one of his most famous writings) born May 15, 1891 and died March 10 1940.
Karl Marks: "disliked urbanization and wanted there to be an equal balance in terms of wealth. "
The purpose of realistic drama is to replace artificial romance. How they did this was by adding accurate representations of ordinary people in probable situations. They created a reality that seemed to be so real and true but at the same time it wasn't. The audience seem to attached to realistic theater because it relates very closely to their lives.
Realistic Drama Originated in the last half of the 19th century
It began as an experiment to see how they can use theater to be a more helpful tool in society but it turned into a major success and is still a popular drama category today.
Realism came about partly as a response to different events happening such as the scientific method, Human problems in the science category, art, and the truth in objects with material by discovering the scientific five senses.
There were many contributors to realistic drama in the late 19th century. The major contributors were Alexandre Dumas, fils, Henrik Ibsen, and Emile Augier. Emile Augier, 1820 in Valence, France, though Oct. 25, 1889, was a popular dramatist who wrote plays contained with comedy about the middle class. Henrik Ibsen was a theatre director, poet, and was often called the father of realism. "Alexandre Dumas, fils was a French writer and dramatist." He was known for his writing skills and a specific book he wrote called The Lady of the Camellias. He wrote 24 finished plays in his entire life. His last one went unfinished sadly.
there are so many contributors that we couldn't list them all but here is a brief view of the plenty contributors.
More Important Contributors:
SAVANNAH's Works Cited
Trumbull, Dr. Eric W. "Introduction to Theatre -- Realism"
Introduction to Theatre -- Realism
.n.p., 16 jan. 2009. web. 04 Feb. 2015
Trumbull, Dr. Eric W. "Introduction to Theatre -- Realism"
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