Genres And Styles 8.2009


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Genres And Styles 8.2009

  1. 1. Genres <ul><li>from Old French gendre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A kind, category or sort of literary or artistic work </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Genres and viewpoints <ul><li>Theatre makers can look at things in different ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death could be tragic or comic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funeral Parlor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Artists facilitate the viewers ability to see life in new ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genres are partially determined by the viewers emotional response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theatre makers do not necessarily work to create a genre </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not every play can be easily classified </li></ul>
  3. 3. Greek “Genres” <ul><li>Tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Satyr </li></ul>
  4. 4. Greek Tragedy Oedipus
  5. 5. Greek Comedy
  6. 6. Satyr Plays <ul><li>Satyrs were companions of Pan and Dionysius, Often associated with sex drive </li></ul><ul><li>Plays involved drinking and sexuality; merriment, a chorus of Satyrs </li></ul><ul><li>Joy of the play was the relationship of the satyr chorus with the action </li></ul><ul><li>Only one complete satyr play exists, The Cyclops by Euripides </li></ul><ul><li>Often parodied the previous tragic plays </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shakespeare <ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Midsummer Night’s Dream </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tragedy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamlet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Histories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard III </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Genres – 6 Common Types <ul><li>Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Farce </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Melodrama </li></ul><ul><li>Tragicomedy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Comedy <ul><li>“A play that makes you laugh, has plots that end happily and reaffirms the values you hold to be important” (Markus & Sarver) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Comedy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comedy of Manners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Comedy </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. High Comedy <ul><li>High Comedy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(humor is often in what the characters say) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to be upper class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comedy of Manners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Noel Coward </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oscar Wilde </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// =3FJRyetspVQ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comedy of Ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>George Bernard Shaw </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Domestic Comedy <ul><li>Tends to be middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Comedy set around a family or home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adam’s Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will and Grace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone Loves Raymond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brighton Beach Memoirs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Low Comedy <ul><li>humor in what the characters do </li></ul><ul><li>Marx Bros. http :// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Physical Comedy <ul><li>Chaplin </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Marx Brothers </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Clown – Jon Davidson </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Slapstick <ul><li>Physical farce </li></ul><ul><li>A comedy characterized by horseplay and physical action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comedia Del Arte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slapstick </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marx Brothers, Three Stooges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Farce <ul><li>A broadly humorous play based on the exploitation of improbable situations </li></ul><ul><li>“Very fast tempo, with characters running in and out of doors and meeting the very characters they shouldn’t” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Black Comedy <ul><li>Comedy that treads the fine line of good taste. Morbidly comic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harold and Maude </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Dark Comedy and Tragicomedy <ul><li>Verges on the border of comic and drama/tragic </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Satire <ul><li>1 :  a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn 2 :  trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly ( Merriam-Webster ) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Parody <ul><li>imitatation for purposes of ridicule or satire </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tragedy <ul><li>A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oedipus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Crucible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doll House </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. The Crucible – Tragedy and Simile <ul><li>http:// =e2KV_B-4UFg&feature= PlayList&p =4F5F16D7DB7F7C79&index=15 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =wa4KooCkfpw&feature= PlayList&p =4F5F16D7DB7F7C79&index=17 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =0F8MSFNV6Jk&feature= PlayList&p =4F5F16D7DB7F7C79&index=16 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Drama <ul><li>A play that is serious but not tragic </li></ul><ul><li>From the Greek word for action; “to do” </li></ul><ul><li>David Mamet </li></ul><ul><li>Clifford Odetts </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Shepard </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Court Room Drama </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. Melodrama <ul><li>Combination of music and drama </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 24. Alisha <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Here's some different genre clips, but Hamlet's the only one that looks sort of like a play </li></ul><ul><li>Alisha Steffes </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>FARCE </li></ul><ul><li>Dumb and Dumber - movie's a textbook example   http:// =lYyo7dEPvwU </li></ul><ul><li>Some Like It Hot http:// =hUtab8QSTKA </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>TRAGEDY </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Hand Luke &quot;failure to communicate&quot;  http:// =1fuDDqU6n4o   </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet w/ Kevin Kline , famous &quot;to be or not to be&quot; http:// =kwd98zMxKEg </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>DRAMA </li></ul><ul><li>Eternal Sunshine http:// =zNkhrFQNK4g  sort of a spoiler, but the movie is in screwed-up order anyway so it doesn't matter so much </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  25. 25. Style <ul><li>(from Latin stylus ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The form of appearance, design or production; type or make </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The way in which something is done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The manner in which something is expressed or performed, considered separate from its intrinsic content, meaning, etc. </li></ul></ul>