Choreopoem

Choreopoem

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A choreopoem is a form of dramatic expression that combines poetry and dance. The term was first coined in 1975 by Ntozake Shange in a description of her work, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Shange's attempt to depart from traditional western poetry and storytelling resulted in a new art form that doesn't contain specific plot elements or characters, but instead focuses on creating an emotional response from the audience.The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face), while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face). Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c. 335 BCE) the earliest work of dramatic theory.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Tempor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613627597X
  • 9786136275970