Spectacle is essentially what the playwright intended to be seen during the performance of a play. This includes, but is not limited to, which characters appear on or offstage at a given time, what props and specific costume pieces the actors use, and what the set looks like. Of course, much of what the audience sees during a given production of a play, such as particular costume, stage directions, and sets, were altered to fit what the directors or designers envisioned for their production. Although scripts typically leave room
Miller and Rose both communicate through their plays, The Crucible and 12 Angry Men their views on justice and how it affects our society. Within each play, we can see the justice system and how the characters in the plays all play a role in how the justice system works and whether it will be effective in society or not.
By using a Symbolic Interactionist perspective, Nosedive is explained through Erving Goffman’s dramaturgical analysis which includes the aspects of front stage, back stage, and embarrassment. Goffman’s dramaturgical analysis depicts life in the form of a theatrical performance where everyday life represents a stage and each individual is a performer (Brym et al. 2015, 129). Each performer acquires roles which contain expected behaviours that are appropriate to the performance of that role (Willmott, 2018). When we perform our roles to other actors and to our audience, we view them as theatrical productions.
Background Sources (1 - Description) Dramaturgy is a sociological model developed by Canadian-American sociologist, Erving Goffman. It uses the metaphor of theater to explain human actions in terms of social communications (1959). Impression management deals with the managing of emotions amongst other traits to create an ideal presentation. Furthermore, Goffman saw interactions as taking place on two stages – the backstage and the frontstage. The backstage being what one keeps behind closed doors, and the frontstage being the professional face that is presented to an audience.
Author Clifford Odets details to the reader in his play “Waiting for Lefty” that a major character breaks the fourth wall and talks to the audience which is an essential to the play’s theme. With this strategy, the reader is able to feel and hear the audience’s emotions as well as understand the plot of the play. Breaking the fourth wall is
These unique responses allow the audience to see how their actions based upon their own individual sense of human nature affect others around them. The aforementioned knowledge creates connections between characters in this play and humanity. Each day people in our society must contemplate right versus wrong, revenge versus peace, and honor versus dignity, and from there, they must act according to their individual impulses and needs. Therefore, not only can the audience understand why the play runs the course it does, they can also comprehend and empathize with the characters as well—a dynamic that continues to allow The Oresteia to be a prominent piece of
In the article, “You Are a Conformist (That Is, You Are Human)” written by Noam Shpancer, he claims that “Individually, we are designed to pick up social cues, coordinate and align our behavior with those around us… Conformity soothes.” Conformity is a major part in people's life whether it is to decide plans or to agree or disagree on a particular subject. In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, many of the characters have the option to conform or not to their king, Creon. Antigone, however, tried to bury Polyneices, and Creon was trying to punish Antigone for violating his law. Antigone was being stubborn throughout the played causing the conflicted between the protagonist, Antigone, and the antagonist, Creon. The people who changed from
As Johnson explains, castles served as stage settings and were all a matter of perspective. For instance, in his chapter Watery Landscapes the author supports his thesis by showing that the landscape and by extension the castle, change their meaning in relation to the observer at hand. Likewise, he links this concept to the importance of social standing and the individual and shows how they must be considered within the broader picture. In a way, observer and social status are interchangeable in this case as the meaning of the castle is a direct reflection of the individuals’ culture, gender and placement in the social scale. Johnson proclaims that the meaning of the landscape changes depending on where the individual finds themselves on the social scale.
Social work practice has been altered, revised, and rewritten as society begins to acknowledge the acceptable oppressions and attempts to change the current circumstances. Every situation, when working with a service user, is different. Therefore, a plethora of theories, practices, and perspectives must be considered. There is not a definitive way to practice social work; multiple theories are considered per case to best accommodate the service user in the least distressing and oppressive way possible. A practice that has recently become popular in social work is anti-oppressive practice.
Dramaturgy approaches individuals who use Facebook like a “…drama and constant turmoil” (Delaney, 2014:263). Also, Tim Delaney claims, “The dramaturgical perspective compares all human interaction to a theatrical or dramatic performance. Society is viewed as a stage where humans are actors giving performances for audiences” (Delaney, 2014: 262) and “Dramaturgy is a powerful tool for analyzing social life. Invoking the dramatic world of the theater, it allows us to analyze the profane world of everyday life and the sacred world of extraordinary life" (Deegan, 1989:6). In the performance the I and Me meet.
By analyzing our communication using Goffman 's theory of dramaturgy, I realized that the reason I found myself focusing on commonalities between myself and the person with whom I was interacting was so that I could figure out which part I was to play in the interaction. For example, one of my fellow classmates was a forensic science major like myself so that is the mask that I as an "actor" put on. We spoke about