Basics

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Aristotle (384-322 BCE)

Aristotle’s Six Elements

Aristotle’s Poetics (Selections)

  1. plot
  2. character
  3. thought
  4. dialogue
  5. music
  6. spectacle

Purpose of Theatre

  • Aristotle: catharsis
  • Horace: to delight and instruct

Levels of Appeal

  1. emotional
  2. intellectual
  3. visceral
  4. transcendent (metaphysical, spiritual, aesthetic)

Genres

McTier’s Theatre Genres


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Application: 2017 Oscars

La La Land

Moonlight

Hacksaw Ridge


“Unconventional” Example: Medeaplay by Heiner Müller

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“Conventional” Example: Tape 

Tape by Stephen Belber

Clip

Trailer


Homework

For our next class, please read all of Four Saints and Stage Directions.


Visual Attendance

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March 3 (10:00)
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March 10 (8:00)
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March 10 (10:00)

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