The Revolutionist A Play in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)
A Play in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)
Opis: The Revolutionist - Macswiney Terence J.
Excerpt from The Revolutionist: A Play in Five Acts
The rule now generally followed by dramatists, of making no change of place within an act, imposes limitations that it is our common interest to remove. The admission of the rule is, perhaps, chiefly due to the developments in stage-effect, and the obvious difficulty of a change where elaboration in setting is practised to the present great extent. But a solution can be found. Let us understand that such stage-effect is not only unnecessary but even injurious to the drama, and that by returning to simpler methods we may get more freedom with no less truth. For example, a stock interior may be used to represent different places; the change being indicated by dropping the curtain for a minute. A critic, while admitting the utility of it, may yet claim that, the public having been accustomed to such elaborate spectacles and such realistic effects in scenery having been obtained, a return to simpler ways will be resented. But we may dispute the point. When the spectators, on the raising of the curtain, discover a brilliant scene and exclaim, "how natural," they but remind us that they remember it is artificial. The manager in reaching for effect has over-reached himself: in seeking to increase the illusion he has destroyed it.
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Szczegóły: The Revolutionist - Macswiney Terence J.
Tytuł: The Revolutionist
Podtytuł: A Play in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Macswiney Terence J.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 152