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ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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Featured Pages: Stagematrix "Spectator as Poetry" -- dramatic poetry (Aristotle).
As in QM spectator must be seen as a dramatic "field" (energy, or wave)... The Postmodern view of the public (from POV). new: 2003 *
Summary"#10. To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced, and having evoked it in oneself, then, by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others may experience the same feeling - this is the activity of art." Tolstoy (What is Art?)
FORMS: IMAGE, SYMBOL, ICON, TROPE
I. METAPHOR (meta = over) -- to carry over; a figure of speech, containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinary and primarily used of one thing is applied to another.
II. METONYMY (meto = other, nymy = name) -- a figure of speech in which the name of one thing is used in place of another associated with or suggested by it.
III. SYNECDOCHE -- a figure of speech in which a part is used for a whole, an individual for a class, a material for a thing, or the reverse of any of these.
II & III are the main theatre methods of signifying
Symbol -- something that stands for, represents, or suggests another thing
Image -- an imitation or representation (type?) reflection, picture
Mental images and stage images
Web Glossary (must include ALL vTheatre dictionaries; could POMO be the central element?)
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