Moderne teater: To greiner innen teaterhistoriens utvikling

(Bilde CC Ren Powell)

While the fin de siècle had “popular theater” as always, the artists continued to try to express the human condition, and to make the world a better place (well, maybe not the dadaists).

Some of them worked like scientists. Some like priests and demons.

The Scientists:
Inspired by Darwin (the actual scientist)
– Cause & Effect – Logical

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Priests and demons:
Inspired by Freud (he gets credit, though there were others) – Spirituelle – Intuitivt
Langs kontiuumet fra det abtrakt til det ikke-representasjonal.

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(Remember, Brecht began as an expressionist – then jumped entirely over to the other branch: subjective to objective. When the surrealists began leaning toward politics – and therefore kind of spilling out of the modernists “subjective” bubble – Artaud dug much deeper into where the surrealists were experimenting to create his Theatre of Cruelty.)