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ERIC Number: ED067722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 10
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The Aesthetic Dimension of the Theatrical Event: A Practical View.
Zimmerman, L. L.
The author examines the characteristics of aesthetic factors operative in theatrical art. He views the theatrical event as an auditory, graphic, and kinetic stimulus complex derived from prolonged, violent, emotional situations. The theatrical event is conceptualized as a sign process in which a specific line of dialogue or piece of action functions in a dual manner--cognitively to identify the stage situation and aesthetically to evoke spectator response to the art on its own terms. The author concludes that the theatrical director must not be content to treat characters, events, motives, or dialogues as terminal considerations, but as part of an aesthetic "whole" with inherent, appreciable values. (Author/RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Southern States Speech Communication Assn. (San Antonio, April 1972)