Realistic vs. Nonrealistic Drama

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Verisimilitude (to be true to life)

Realistic

No soliloquies, verse, or asides

Realistic

Present essential features of society by NOT mirroring life

Nonrealistic

use whatever stylized conventions or linguistic devices necessary

Nonrealistic

No poetry, radical shift in style, or direct address

Realistic

characters have reasons for everything

Realistic

free verse, cliché, nonsense sounds

Nonrealistic

examination of characters in conflict

Realistic

explore nature of humanity in conflict with society

Realistic

poetry/songs come from characters

Nonrealistic

nameless figures with no backgrounds or motivation

Nonrealistic

Method style acting

Realistic

Prior 19th century

nonrealistic

Hamlet, Oedipus

nonrealistic

Proscenium arch

realisitc

theater in the round

nonrealistic

removed fourth wall

Realistic

Method style acting with detailed stages

realistic

Constantin Stanislavski

New realism

Luigi Pirandello

Non realistic

Flashbacks, changes in mood or shifts in location

Nonrealistic (wouldn't happen in reality)

Nonrealistic

this is a PLAY, this is a work of ART

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