Friday, January 11, 2008
Dr Edwin's class last Wednesday really gave me some insights about the world of plays and theater. Like, I always thought that early plays only served as a source of entertainment, due to the lack in advancement of technology. But I never knew that the plays had religious purposes. I didn't understand why men would dressed up as women to play women roles, and now I know why. And how the Greeks are gods of dramatic plays. Then came the Brecht era where the plays had no drama, and not even a climax. Just pure intelligence for audience to figure out. In my opinion, I'd choose dramatic tragedy over plays that makes me think. But being a student of literature, I can't escape the fact that I DO have to use my brain to figure out all the plays that are assigned. Go figure.