SOC250: Dramaturgy

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SOC250: Dramaturgy

  1. 1. DRAMATURGY Zac, Lee and Julia
  2. 2. DRAMATURGY“The individual offers his performance and puts on his show for the benefit of other people”-Goffman 1971
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. SCRIPTED LIFE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6fq3Jkh9Es
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.”
  8. 8. SCRIPT
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. MANIPULATION
  11. 11. WHY/WHY NOT
  12. 12. EXISTENTIAL VIEW No point in anything  Punishments, rewards, levelsincluding the social game. and try to „win‟.
  13. 13. LIFE AS A GAME
  14. 14. SIMS- LIFE AS A GAME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1U-b9QEXyY
  15. 15. IMPRESSION OF SELF Exits, entries and  Everything is staged, evenperformance actions. intimacy.
  16. 16. STAGES Front: Presentation of  Back: Where you prepare foryourself to others and society presentation, in solitude.
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. FRAMES Symbolic interactionism  Frame of a situation produces the event itself.

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