Entering the building the feeling of meaning came over me. I felt like I had a much more significant purpose in going to the Reitz than I usually do. I sat at the front stage right so I had a great view of everything that was happening. The lights dimming seemed to have a greater impact of setting the mood in this play than your average theater. The role of place in the good life is simply when something is set up in a way that makes you feel like you belong then you are more likely to be content with your situation.
I went to this play with 6 of my friends on one weekday night. To get ready for this play I checked the review of the performance out online and made sure I knew what pictures I needed to take in order to create this story. The role of shared experiences in the good life is that humans are innately cooperative individuals who seek approval and support from a group of people therefore for most people, doing things with friends improves the overall experience of what you do.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
This play takes place in the time of the early 1900's when women's rights were still struggling. This play changed my perspective about the significance of art and performance in our lives. I gained a more increased knowledge about how theater can make a large difference in the lives of others regardless of their cultural situation. This play holds a specific significance in my life because I feel like I learned how people see the importance of art regardless of socioeconomic statues and that it is more important than any other part of social life.
The Divine gives us a chance for katharsis because it is such a controversial and emotion bringing play that the reader is forced into questioning their own views. The Divine brings out issues of social status, economic status, religious status, and topics of rights as a whole in a way that the viewer has to watch and wonder what their own view is. This leads to katharsis because the truth comes out regardless due to either their internal introspection or their conversations with peers on the issue. The main opportunity for these conversations was the talk back where everyone who has been forced to ask themselves these questions during the performance can now discuss with the performers and their peers on how they feel as a whole.