Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Realism Onstage

What is Realism?

Reading about Realism Onstage in Literature Craft &Voice - Delbanco and Cheuse, p. 1344, 

says actors like  "Marilyn Monroe
Realism = Skill?

and Marlon Brando -

made a method out of naturalism onstage.

An actor and his or her character should merge so that the

role becomes inhabited by the person cast in it;"
Naturalism Onstage

Dr. Eric W. Trumbull, Professor of  Theatre and Speech explains that "realism was partly a response to new social and artistic conditions.  It is where people move and talk in a manner similar to that of our everyday behavior.  It was to deal with everyday life and problems as subjects.  

A dominant style for 120 years, realism holds the idea of the stage as an environment, rather than as an acting platform."

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