Personal code: gbn188 Solo Project The theorist, the theory, and the contexts I have decided to study Antonin Artaud. I am drawn to him because I’m very interested in the psychological aspect of theater, and eliciting a response from the audience. The plays that I’ve done in the past were mostly realistic and didn’t provoke a large emotion from the audience other than happiness. The Theater of Cruelty is meant to disgust and terrify the audience, which is completely new to me. Knowing the theorist will enable me to understand the theory better.
Imaginary constructions such as “femme fatales” and “masculine heroes” de-constructed throughout the film, and reminding us that fantasies are not as innocent way out of reality since they may hurt more than reality when we realize it is impossible to have it. It is similar to Fred's recognition that he will never “have” Alice. Mechanical production of the art object may end up death of “aura” as Benjamin (1970) proposed, but popular culture finds another way to fill this gap with audience itself. Popular culture become popular only through identification with the characters on screen or embracing imaginary idols, space and fantasies presented to people. In my reading, Mulholland Drive was giving a warning to audience by emphasizing imaginary nature of the culture: “It is all illusion”.
They are both images possible answers, if not proven answers. Magicians gave an answer to entertainment and belief by defying a few laws with physics. Scientist gave answer to life expansion by defying the a few laws of nature with biology. Scientists and Magicians seemed to have given solutions and at the same times provided reasons for them to by hated by society. But the point is both are misunderstood because people has this problem, wherein they want magical solutions to their problems but refuse to believe in magic, and the same goes for science.
As others claim, suspense is better kept with first-person view, since the narrator can disclose certain elements, but because the narrator can’t get into the minds of the other characters, not much is disclosed anyways. Throughout the story, suspense is an important part. To explain, the reader wants to know the consequences for Miss Strangeworth’s letter, and the reveal of her roses being destroyed would not have been as satisfying if we knew what the character was going to do. Third-person single vision allowed the author to describe the world differently than the POV character would, yet also keep suspence, “The entire story is filtered through the point-of-view character’s consciousness” (Gotham
" He believed that the truth that occured onstage should be different than that of real life, but a type of ‘scenic truth’ could be achieved onstage. He said that the “Purpose of our art is to create the life of a human soul and render it in an artistic form”. Epic theatre is against realistic and naturalistic theatre. The plays are designed to shock the audience and inspire thought. The main aim is to make audience aware of their social surroundings and encourage them to act to change their society.
This argument proves that our senses can be deceiving and that they should not be trusted. In most cases, we should be able to establish sound truths about the world by applying logic to experience and by empirically verifying our reasoning. Lets take an example of the butterfly getting transformed from a cocoon. An empiricist would only observer the phenomena through his/her senses ,this transformation would be a miracle for him , on the other hand a rationalist would judge the scenario and reach a conclusion based on a scientific
Magic or magick? I really love movies like these, combining with magic, challenging the existing view and thought of audience. However, put away my love of magic, let’s simply talk about the movie. Admittedly, everyone has his or her own point of view, and there usually many different elements got mixed up in one movie. So the audience naturally has a different experience about one movie.
For building up one of the main ideas which is disbelief or deception, Pirandello uses the same techniques as shakespeare uses in when he decribes about ‘fair and foul’ in Macbeth . The audience is force to believe that the characters are real even though in reality they are just the creation of the authorhere Piradello put many sentences that contradict the other sentences for example the father says that ”Nowhere. I want to try to show that one can be thus into life… as a character in a play” . Here we now that the characters have no life but pirandello still uses the father to say that they have life. This support theme of
I bet there are a lot of books that at least gave someone advise or at least made someone tell themselves “Huh that is true.” Fiction books can teach anyone valuable lessons. For example,if someone is going through a death in a family,they could read fiction so they could forget about the pain their going through,and read fiction so it can bring you to your own imaginary world. Kids should read fiction because fiction is fake sometimes,but sometimes it could be real,like realistic fiction. Mostly people read realistic fiction because you could actually learn something. Another example is in the book “The boy and striped pajamas” it didn’t actually happen but it’s an example that something like this maybe happened.
The metadramatic techniques can be traced in the text by the reader but the effects on the spectator can only be seen in the theatre where the fictional world is being physically portrayed. The following are examples of metadramatic techniques and the roles the dramatic character, actor and spectator play in the use of these techniques. Sometimes the playwright uses the relationship between the actor and the character by letting the actor switch back and forth between the him- or herself and the fictional character. This technique is a way to make sure that the spectators know that the world being represented is fictional. This technique can be traced in the didascalia, but does not appear as spontaneous as the spectators watching the physical performance is lead to believe.