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    Metaphors for Viewing the Brain

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    "We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself." -- Bertolt Brecht "The Theatre is magic, and blessed are those who make that magic." - Author Unknown Metaphors for Viewing the Brain The cognitive psychologists George Lakoff and Mark Johnson argue that our

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    Spanish drama

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    of the twentieth century Spanish theatre. During their time, the theatre was mainly made up of bourgeois theatregoers who did not enjoy thought provoking plays, but preferred a theatre that was conventional and contemporary. Both Valle and Lorca departed from convention and showed freedom in their style of writing, therefore earning their reputation of dramatists of utmost importance, respect and originality, who not only brought new trends to the Spanish theatre, but also embodied the signs of change

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    Epic Theatres

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    Epic Theatres "Epic Theatre turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions...the spectator stands outside, studies." (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York:Hill & Yang, 1964. p37) The concept of “epic theatre” was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht's Marxist political beliefs. It was somewhat of a political platform for his ideologies. Epic theatre is the assimilation

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    1. Genre We think that this play is a psichological and philosophical play, because it is about two men who are waiting a God. So, in our opinion, this play in spite of being an absurd stage, is about religion. We think that this is a play of ideas, we know what is happenning when we see it on the stage, not before. The author explains something using the logic. 2. Narrator and narrative As this is a play, we couldn´t find a common narrator here: what we find is the characters speaking

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    Supriya M.Ray: The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms) Franz Kafka like Samuel Beckett was one of the most influential writers in this movement of displaying absurd, the nonsensical, the illogical but both present some hidden intense meaning in their works, as Kafka in his The Metamorphosis. While the Absurd was not fully developed until after Kafka’s death, but it owes much of its development to

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    Avant Garde Theatre Essay

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    Theatre as we know it now was born more than two thousand years ago and has gone through many streams until it reached the current modernity. Among these streams is the avant-garde theatre. This theatre achieved a break in the traditional theatre and became the forefront of a new experimental theatre. Therefore it is necessary to ask how this theatre started, what impact it had on society and if this type of theatre is still common in our modern era. Avant-garde mainly refers to a movement of artists

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    Herrik Ibsen Analysis

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    greatest drawback in the realistic theatre was that explanatory signs could not be hu... ... middle of paper ... ...l issues and explicates a world more realistically on stage, using his plays characters to manipulate with it's audiences feelings and thoughts, forcing them to set foot in revaluation of their common beliefs. Works Cited Gail Finney, Connell University Press (1991), Literacy Criticism – Women in Modern Drama: Fraud, Feminists and European Theatre J. L. Styan, Cambridge University

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    -not even the Player- all lead to the fact that they do not exist in their own lives, but exist when their play is being preformed for the enjoyment of the audience. Tom Stoppard used every form of comedy in this tragedy to help show people Theatre of the Absurd and Existentialism. Throughout the story, the author shows Ros and Guil being curious and always trying to apply logic and find what is true, but in the end, the audience learned logic does not make sense and nothing is really true. A good

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    Moilere's Rise to Fame

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    Molière was the stage name of French actor and playwright, Jean Baptiste Poquelin, born Paris 1622. In 1643, he joined nine others to produce and perform comedies as a company named ‘Illustre-Théâtre’. In 17th Century Paris the numbers of people visiting theatres was insufficient and within two years, the company was bankrupt. Jean was sent to prison for debts on the properties he owned so when he was released in late 1945, he changed his name to Molière and, for around 13 years, the company made

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    Dead Poets Society Essay

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    Dead Poet Society Dead Poet Society showed the qualities and beliefs of the characters as the movie progressed; which allowed for correlation with Camus’ Absurd Man to occur. Albert Camus believed there were 3 modes of Absurd Man, which were Don Juan (The Lover or Seducer), The Actor and The Conqueror. In fact, these 3 models of Camus’ Absurd Man had been in Dead Poet Society, as Charlie Dalton was the Don Juan, as he loved Chris, Neil Perry was the Actor as he had a love for theater and then the

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