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4.48 Psycosis IYF theatre

A powerpoint presentation for AS Drama class

Matt Waldeck

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of 4.48 Psycosis IYF theatre

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Images from Shutterstock.com In the past theatre was thought to be a classy and respectable art form, however, in your face theatre knew
no boundries In your face theatre is exactly as it sounds. It forces disturbing images upon it audience so they cant ignore the message.... Her plays deal with themes of love, sexual desire, pain, torture — both physical and psychological — and death. Her plays are well known for causing torment with audience minds. Her first play, 'Blasted', contained powerful images of rape and eye gouging. The daily mail said 'this is a disgusting feast of filth'

Blasted - scenes of rape and canibalism

Skin - scenes of torture

Phaedra's Love- scenes of suicide

Cleansed - set in a torture chamber
stage directions include stage directions include...
"A sunflower pushes through the floor and grows above their heads"
and "The rats carry Carl's feet away."

4:48 Psycosic- shows a mental breakdown in first person

Crave - nothing graphic, shows loss of faith Sarah Kane's Plays In the 1990's A new kind of
Theatre was born. Antonin Artaud's Ideas were becoming more and more popular in theatres across the world. This was called... IN YER FACE THEATRE “Cut out my tongue

tear out my hair

cut off my limbs

but leave me my love

I would rather have lost my legs

pulled out my teeth

gouged out my eyes

than lost my love” Franko B is an example of an in yer face performance artists. The End...
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