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Lecture 2

THEA 2210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Method Acting, August Strindberg, Auguste Comte

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THEA 2210
Alberto Guevara

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Dialogue sounds like conversation
The scenery resembles the locale
Scenery depicts ordinary living conditions
Actors seek to become the characters
Protagonist are drawn from everyday life
Greater “truth” on stage
Stage as an environment rather than an acting platform
Thought provoking moral and social themes
oIbsen’s Doll House is a good example of realist theatre
Realist Theatre: out of a literary and artistic movement called realism
Romanticism (17902) Goethe (
) and Schiller (
William Tell
oKnown for brave heroes
oLate 19th century when it became a movement
Naturalism: Emile Zola (
Theres Raquin
) and Gorky (the Mother)
oNaturalism is an extreme form of realism
Auguste Comte (1798-1857) “Positive Philosophy” and “Positive Polity” (1830-
Metaphysical knowledge as theoretical speculation
oKnowledge can only be veri=ed by empirical science such as sociology,
physics, etc.
Empirical science, scienti=c methods, empiricism, objectivity
oExperience of reliability and something that is veri=able as opposed to
Realism: art as “scienti=c”
oRomanticism in the late 1800s represented expressions, they pushed
the idea of authentic forms of art
oMovement of the body was explored to enhance feelings
Let us take the hammer to theories and poetic systems. Let us throw down
the old plastering that conceals the façade of art. There are neither rules nor
models; or, rather, there are no other rules than the general rules…
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