DRAMATURGY“The individual offers his performance and puts on his show for the benefit of other people”-Goffman 1971
Idealisation “A performance is „socialised‟, moulded, and modified to fit into the understanding ad expectations of the society in which it is presented” - Goffman, 1971 SOCIAL LIFE AS A GAME “ They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If Ishow them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.” - Laing, RD, 1970
SOCIAL LIFE AS A DRAMA Life is a massive stage We are constantly performing Act out various versions of the „self ‟ to fit the scene Conscious of saving face while performing Dramatise actions so that we make a good first impression
CYNICAL A person who does not believe in their own performance but acts the waythey do in order to satisfy society norms. Sincere A person who is committed to their performance and believes in what their„self ‟ is portraying.
DELUSION “One can be convinced that their impression of reality whichthey stage is the true reality.” “ A show for other people, performance to have othersbelieves that one has the attributes they appear and show theyhave.”
THE GAME The delusion, manipulation But the end goal of any gameand ignorance of interaction are is to win. In order to do this youultimately assisting one thing- need to be able to manipulatethe game characters around you and change the performance
SIMS- LIFE AS A GAME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1U-b9QEXyY
IMPRESSION OF SELF Exits, entries and Everything is staged, evenperformance actions. intimacy.
STAGES Front: Presentation of Back: Where you prepare foryourself to others and society presentation, in solitude.
TEAMS 2 or more people reliant on outcome of performance and script Cooperation among members of a team define the script Without teamwork meaning of interaction would be lost Audience also plays a role in the development of a performance
AUDIENCE The “audience” consists of Their presence influences thepeople surrounding the characters and script, as audienceinteraction, a silent character, is one of the many factors thatbasically any witness to the contribute to dramaturgy.performance and interaction
FRAMES Symbolic interactionism Frame of a situation produces the event itself.