THEA 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Epic Theatre, Noh

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Rejected realism and was meant to convey the inner sense of the theme. Presents itself from the frame of mind of characters. As a response to war torn europe, it can be defined by revolt, distortion and. Rebelled against propriety and common sense, conformity and convention. Rejected conventions of the well made play and plausibility of stage realism. Humanitarian causes, pacifism and progressive social reforms. Highly subjective, dramatic scenes presented through the eyes of the protagonist. Journeys through incidents that are not causally related. Station plays modeled on the stations of the cross. Characters are often representative types with titles instead of names. Many japanese influences as it draws on the expressionism of noh and kabuki and is usually distorted and dreamlike. Historification: the use of one historical event to discuss another. Use of song: characters break into song to explain motivation or exposition while it is not a musical.

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