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Realistic vs. Nonrealistic Drama

STUDY
PLAY
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