Selective Realism In American Theatre

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“The theatre, for all its artifices, depicts life in a sense more truly than history, because the medium has a kindred movement to that of real life, though an artificial setting and form.” George Santayana
Drama is one of the genres of theatre where comedy, tragedy or actions may be other genres. While drama refers to the written texts, prose or verses composition, which become theatre only when it is performed on the stage with actors performing the role of characters in the text in front of the audience i.e. it is abstract and subjective, theatre is a live performance that meant to be seen, it is physical and concrete.
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One of the distinctively American form that came out of the Post-War Era in America is what has been called “selective realism” it is simply what is said to be realism but very selective one , it only shows what needed to be seen. Modern playwrights used to focus on Realism and to use it as the mainstream .One of the leading proponents selective realism is the American playwright Arthur Miller in The Death of the Salesman (1949), as well as the selective realist Tennessee Williams whose plays focused on the society’s dilemma that was restricted in an antagonistic …show more content…

These dramas varied significantly from various - isms; that is from Realism to Naturalism, Expressionism, Symbolism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Surrealism and towards the Epic Theatre of Brecht and Absurdist Drama of

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