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Study on Narrators in the Realism Plays -Our Town and A View from the Bridge

사실주의 연극의 Narrator 연구 - Our Town과 A View from the Bridge의 경우

  • Received : 2017.02.28
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28

Abstract

Narrators used to take an important role in the theatre of ancient Greece. They gave the audience an important information, explained the situations and conflicts between characters by talking to the audience directly. But in the realism play in the 20th century, which is represented as the 'fourth wall,' anything that can interrupt commitments of the audience such as a narrator, was excluded. However the two representative playwright in the 20th century, Thorton Wilder and Arthur Miller took narrators in their plays, Our Town and A View form the Bridge. This study shows why they adopted narrators in their play, which was unusual at that time and how this form of narrator affects to the meaning of the plays.

Keywords

Realism Play;Our Town;A View from the Bridge;Form of Play;Narrator

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