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Department
Theatre & Film Studies
Course
THTRFLM 1T03
Professor
Peter Cockett
Semester
Winter

Description
The Myth of Realism  01/09/2014 Central Concepts of Course • Theatre and cinema are meaning-making machines Audiences gather together to watch stories being told that are significant in relation to their • own lives/worlds • We will pay attention to the way meanings are generated by these two artistic forms Theatre, Cinema, and Realism • It has been argued that theatre/cinema as artistic forms have a natural tendency towards realism • Because they often use signs that resemble the things they represent • An apple represents an apple – that’s real • Representation: when one thing is taken to indicate another (apple as knowledge) • Presentational Style: the choice to make the audience alert to the process of representation (theatricality)(co
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