Stanislavski – naturalism and realism

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By Oda Nissen

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Stanislavski – naturalism and realism

  1. 1. Stanislavski – naturalism and realismRealism: Trying to present the world as it really is – like a photograph Plain and sensible account of action, rarely sentimental or emotional Realists make us believe the world they show us, done by filling works with believable details, facts. Eg. specific dialects “Everyday” important – not extraordinary people in fantastic situations Writers would write about places they lived/grew up to get that everyday feeling Often celebrates an individual, struggle  moral victory/realization. Lots of internal action, what is going on in the character’s mind. Single humans most learn, grow and change their world, or face the consequences Plot driven: conflict to be solved. Often with protagonist and an antagonist.Naturalism: Outgrowth of realism Like realism: portraits “real life” as accurately as possible, facts and details, plot driven. Not as interested in individuality, individuals won’t change the world. “Individual human beings are at the mercy of uncontrollable larger forces.” – eg. instincts like need for food, sex, shelter, social dominance. Point is that it is inevitable, makes it pretty grim. Naturalists are more likely to be political. Might want to expose “cruel forces”, like the capitalist economy – money crush poor people. More likely than realist works to deal with the extraordinary, in desire to show the control external forces have over people. Deal with causes the middle class, won’t find part of their life: war, violence, crime, natural disasters, poverty.. shock readers

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