Non naturalistic drama is when your performance is based on things that would not normally happen. For example, having a conversation with people who are in freeze frame or continuously changing your character mood. LT
good question! Naturalistic drama is drama which replicates real life and shows the realistic version of it. Stanislavski developed naturalistic acting, as he wanted his actors to become emotionally and psychologically involved with their roles, in order to create a convincing, realistic performance. When preparing for some naturalistic dramas, actors often spend lengthy periods of time trying to 'live' the role they are playing, in order to create a convincing performance on stage.
All naturalistic performances have scenes that flow smoothly so that it is easy to follow what's happening in the performance/show. Also that when you are a character in a naturalistic performance, you have to stay that character. You can't use character transformation to change into someone or something else. One thing that you can definitely not use is gibberish because in naturalistic drama, you have to speak normally. Another thing that you definitely can't use is exaggerated movement. This is because is naturalistic drama, you have to move the same as you normally would. You don't use slow motion in naturalistic drama because it doesn't come natural to people. LT
Non-naturalistic Drama is acting away from the norm, for example you would walk in a bizarre way, it can be a way of showing something is changing. its used a lot in drama to show a persons state of mind etc. This is the modern understanding of Non-naturalistic Drama, which began as something of a revolt against Naturalistic Drama / Theatre, a style made very popular by Konstantin Stanislavsky and later by Strasberg and others who adopted and adapted his principles into what has come to be called, The Method or Method Acting. Naturalistic Drama developed as recently as the late 19th to early 20th century. The most famous opponent of Naturalistic Drama was Bertolt Brecht, who put forth the style or technique of Alienation, which shatters the illusion of Realism in a performance at various points in order to get the audience to forget the performance and re-focus on the message / issues that the play addresses. Since Naturalistic Drama developed so late in the theatre time-line, however, every form of theatre before it is thus, by definition, Non-naturalistic. From the time humans first began performing for an audience of more than one, the constraints of having to be visible and audible to many have dictated that theatrical actions be loud and exaggerated. Arms are swung dramatically, the voice is projected many decibels above normal speech, etc. In some forms, costumes are colourful and far removed from normal, everyday clothes. Performances may be stylised and incorporate music, song and dance. A couple of examples are Japanese Kabuki and Indian Kathakali. All these can be said to be Non-naturalistic Drama or Theatre.
a dance drama is a dance which has a twist of drama
Quasi-naturalistic in a theatrical definition means: a naturalism form used within a play but with absurdist overtones/elements to it. - Graeme Blundell.
he encouraged naturalistic movement to the extravegent wold of drama. he introducced music to theatre
The definition of traditional drama can vary greatly. Traditional drama is most often referred to as works of literature that were written during the restoration period.
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