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the philosophical and literary doctrine that human beings live in inessential isolation in a meaningless and irrational world
a very typical example of someone or something in literature
pertaining to, or based of of Aristotle theories
the system by which, in language and thought, two theoretical opposites are strictly defined and set off against one another
Established Theatre of the Oppressed, promoting social change
a way of writing which refers to a literary mode that subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant style or atmosphere through humor and chaos
the purging of emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially though art like literature or music
one who has disappeared, referring to a person who has been secretly imprisoned and killed during a governement's program of political supression
the art or practice of a logical discussion as employed in investigating the truth of a theory or opinion, logical argumentation
name used for the guerilla warfare used against the Argentinian government during the civil unrest about the treatment of their people
the craft or techniques of dramatic composition
a branch of the New Theatre movement of the 1960s that aimed to heighten audience awareness of theatre by eliminating the distinction between the audience and the actor's space, more intimate approach
form of didactic drama presenting a series of loosely connected scenes that avoid illusion and often interpret the story line to address the audience directly with analysis, argument, or documentation. Most often associated with Brecht onwards.
containing or consisting of a series of loosely connected parts or events. happens in intervals
Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.
a member or supporter of the ___Society, an organization of socialists aiming at the gradual rather than revolutionary achievement of socialism.
audience needs to participate and fill in details to understand. an unfilled space or interval; a break in continuity of the play
relating to or containing bodily movements or gestures
a partly improvised or spontaneous piece of theatrical or other artistic performance, typically involving audience participation.
Horizon of Expectations
It refers to the mental set or predisposition that readers bring to a work of art, formed through their previous experiences of genre and style, and their beliefs and assumptions about meanings likely to be encoded in a particular species of work.
the way of understanding relations between two different media
the reference or allusion of one work throughout another, in comparison and contrast of that same work (A Tempest, The Tempest)
is a form of theatrical performance that is enacted in a place where people would not normally expect to see one (for example in the street or in a shopping centre) and often with the performers attempting to disguise the fact that it is a performance from those who observe and who may choose to participate in it, thus leading spectators to view it as a real, unstaged event.
Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology and came up with the concepts of extraversion and introversion and the notion of the collective unconscious.
a dialectic where characters fulfill these archetypes. Eaket gave example of Hamm/Clov. (Also in Prospero/Caliban in A Tempest)
did the shock experiments.
the deliberate imitation of the behavior of one group of people by another as a factor in social change.
the philosophical belief that everything arises from natural properties and causes, and supernatural or spiritual explanations are excluded or discounted.
the affirmation or consciousness of the value of black or African culture, heritage, and identity.
used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about.
aspects of a character which are not only describing a given reality, but also changing the social reality they are describing. (A Doll's House)
is the study of the legacy of the era of European, and sometimes American, direct global domination, which ended roughly in the mid-20th century, and the residual political, socio-economic, and psychological effects of that colonial history. (Cloud 9)
when the progression of a story with its internal logic no longer forms the centre, when composition is no longer experienced as an organising quality but as an artificially imposed manufacture
includes skeptical interpretations of culture, literature, art, philosophy, history, economics, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism.
the quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life.
artwork created to exist in a certain place
assumptions about meanings and about social relations, which we have to imagine in order to "perform" the particular society to which we belong.
an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or conversation.
something in a literary work that represents something else
Theatre of Ideas
theatre that provokes us to think about morality, human relations, history, or politics
conduct suggesting theatrical actions or mannerisms, especially of an extravagant or exhibitionist sort
the position that traumatic experience produces a "temporal gap" and a dissolution of the self.
Swahili word for "freedom" that Calidban tells Prospero. freedom and independence
All Americans of Mexican descent (Chicanos) who have sold out their culture in favor of Anglo American culture
Brecht's alienation effect, sometimes translated as the estrangement effect. (theater) Distance between the audience and the performers.
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