The Cultural and Intellectual Experience: The performance allowed me to see how society views the raw reality what a large portion of th world is going though such as poverty , lack of labor , labor abuse , and low wages that have even taken over countries. We rather call art and play to a romance or comedy or even possible a child friendly film. We see things harshness and evoke a negative emotion of sadness in us as appalling or too graphic , making it harder to display certain creative ideas or announcements. Art speaks and talks and evokes emotions,a play is a form of art so why should we limit the emotions that can be played? why must we limit our boundaries? We have free expression but society doesn't seem to truly allow the individual to be an individual.The central issue addressed in the play is showing the power of art in our lives and in realization, the horrors of censorship, lies and secrets, the destruction of innocence, and the oppression of the Church in early 1900s. We see the individual desire and the desire of having a meaning can alter our previous paths as we seek for meaning in our individual life that just settling for what is demanded. The performance really allowed me to realize i must be more aware of what happens around me in life and how it passes by me by knowing whats on the news and even becoming more informed. See the reality of this reality we all live in and see what we have blinded ourselves to see. To really know that we are all being covered up in this lie and set of the way society has wanted to be envisioned that we are so oblvious and such beautiful fools that we do not know the mass damages happening around the world and the real suffrages with our surroundings.
The Emotional Experience:The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt allows us to come clean in the sense that we allow ourselves to be in complete oblivious state. We get controlled by different figures that have something to mask from us or just want to shun or deny something from us. There is this sense of control of knowledge, but it also has its limitation as well that are a result of societies restrictions . Society allows us to know what it desires us to know and we are taught to believe certain things and deny others and just not question some. However, we have to open our eyes and begin to discover life and life as it is . To not hide from it under certain structures and expectations of society but rather to admit to ourselves we are being lied to and do not know what really is in our surroundings that we believe is so familiar to you.