1960s Theatre

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1960s Theatre/Film/ Television

“The thing the sixties did was show us the possibilities and the responsibilities that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility” ~ John Lennon. I think most anyone would agree with me when I say that the 1960s was the most eventful decade; the 60s has helped back up my theory from the very start. With the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. makes his “I have a dream “ speech in 1963, and on a darker note the Manson murders in 1969. For every event in the 60s, it was shortly followed behind with the exact opposite (positive-negative) media breaking news. The 1960s were basically a hard working, recovering addict of mistakes given from the 50s. During the
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Television includes such diverse programs, the truth is, no single tv show, film or song, captured the spirit of the whole decade. In this period of political and social upheaval, American popular entertainment was a study in contrasts. the main effect that the film left on us is a blow of fresh air from all the political and economic hardship. Many 1960s films, tv shows and theatre were filled with laughter and sprightly characters, with one main goal - that is, to bring viewers with a sense of connection with the world, living things, and their own imagination. Most directors objective for entertainment were to redefine art and merge it into a more action-oriented form. Americans had right around 1965 more dramatic choices than ever before as television entertained and guerilla street theatre expressed antiwar and other themes for free. 1960s film/television and theatre were highly influential in the decade 's growth. The decade was full of many hardship and was a time of self discovery. Many drugs and psychedelics such as LSD were used at the time and made the 60s what it was. Many people needed to try new light and a certain rebellion helped that be found. Drugs like LSD, let people look at things from a different
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