it has been said that life is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think. Discuss this idea as it relates to comedy and tragedy and the concept of aesthetic distance. Does either form require more or less aesthetic distance?
Realistic plays were often attacked as disgusting and vile. For example, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts which dealt with a serious family secret. Why was this reaction particularly common during the Victorian age when realism began to rise in popularity? Are there bits of life people might not want to see portrayed on stage? Why?
Video: Locate a well known actor interview with a reputable interviewer. YouTube could be very helpful but you will find many sources you didn’t know existed at your local library. Watch the material you’ve found and answer the essay prompt below. Whenever possible follow MLA rules of writing and compose at least three paragraphs. Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style” can also be helpful in constructing your essay. Don’t forget to cite your research at the bottom of your response. You will need three sources including the video interview you selected. Take your time and review your notes from watching the video interview. Essay Prompt: Discuss the actor’s approach to acting. What does he/she do to prepare? What is his/her philosophy on acting? What did you learn about your chosen actor in regards to his/her work?
Discuss the psychology of space: color, space, cleanliness, etc. How do these elements affect your opinion of the person who inhabits a space? How would previous knowledge of the person alter your opinion? Would you react differently to a person’s office that was cluttered and messy if you knew the person was a renowned English professor?
Pick three various forms and sources of light in real life – one natural, one artificial, and one of your choice. What are their qualities? Mood? Color? Intensity? Don’t be fooled by this question. Do a little research on each of your choices so you may write with authority.
Video: Find a video documentary about the theatre at Epidaurus in Greece, still standing today. YouTube could be very helpful but you will find many sources you didn’t know existed at your local library. You will need to look at three different sources including the video you selected. A good one is the UK produced The Greatest Theatre. Watch the material you’ve located and answer the essay prompt below.Whenever possible follow MLA rules of writing and compose at least three paragraphs. Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style” can also be helpful in constructing your essay. Don’t forget to cite your research at the bottom of your response. Take your time and review your notes from watching the video interview. Whenever possible include a link to the video you observed.Essay Prompt: Discuss the unusual features of the Epidaurus, especially the acoustics.
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