THEA 1314 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Moscow Art Theatre, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov

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Department
Course
Professor
Modern Theatre
From Shakespeare to Modernity
Shakespeare (late 1500s - early 1600s) led to
Romanticism (1600s - 1870s)
o Emoting
o Presentational
o "real" was stylized
Modern Theatre
1875-1945
Many different movements
Search for Truth
Challenged long-held beliefs
Influential People
Charles Darwin
Karl Marx
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Realism
Everything resembles everyday life
Representational
Scientific study of drama
Develop new ways to accurately represent real life
Box Set
o 3 realistic walls
o The imaginary "fourth wall"
o Real stuff onstage
The New Playwrights
Henrik Ibsen - Norway
o "father" of modern realism
o Tackled taboo social / moral issues
o A Doll's House
Censorship
Anton Chekhov - Russia
o Worked with Stanislavski and Moscow Art Theatre
o Tragicomedy
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
August Strindberg - Sweden
o Started in Naturalism - "battle of the brains"
o Fragmentary dialogue
o Moved to expressionism
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