New Modes of Perception

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  1. 1910-1925
    New Theatrical Modes
    • Expressionism
    • Surrealism
    • Futurism
    • Dada
  2. Carl Jung
    • Collective unconcious
    • Introverted art and Extroverted art
    • Friend/follower of Freud
  3. Alber Einstein
    • Idea of Relativity
    • Translated to most as:¬†that all perceptions are subjective
  4. Expressionism
    • Truth and beauty reside in the mind
    • Truth within humanity
    • Subjective vision over objective/external observation
    • Organization: idea, theme, motive
    • Sacrifice of central character
    • Reduction of elements
    • Characters named by their role in society
    • Use of distortion and sharp contrast
    • Fantasy and magic
    • Primarily a German movement
  5. Expressionistic Production
    • Simplification
    • Distortion
    • Emphasis on lighting
  6. Futurism
    • Glorified the machine age (close museums-support war)
    • Confrontation of the audience (sell same ticket twice)
    • Used various different types of venues
    • Innovative techniques (compression, simultaneous events)
    • Centered in Italy
  7. Enrico Prampolini
    • Human actors will no longer be tolerated
    • ¬† if actors were used, they appeared very mechanical
    • Painted scenery was replaced with dynamic architectual moving flats
  8. Dada
    • Calculated madness
    • Disgust in the existence of a world that could produce a world war
    • Replace normal convention with spontenaity and all inclusiveness
    • Borrowed techniques from Futurism
    • Bruitisme - similar to art of noises
    • Simultaneity and collage
    • Direct confrontation
    • Its spirit and attitude questions everything
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New Modes of Perception

Modern Theatre
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