The Spatial Experience
When I entered the building, I became very excited to see the play and I enjoyed seeing all of the displays of artwork in the lobby. I sat towards the left side of the auditorium and I was fairly close to the stage, so I had a great view. When the lights dimmed, all taking ceased and everyone turned their attention to the stage at the same time. The auditorium was very large and so I could hear many different sounds around me, I saw flashing lights, and other cool features as the performance progressed. Also, since Good Life students are required to see the play, I honestly didn't expect much out of the performance, but after it finished, I was so impresed. In the context of where a play is performed, the role of place in the good life really enhances an audience's reactions and views of the performance.
The Social Experience
I attended the performance with people that I have never met before. Before the performance, I read up on the significance of each actor in the play and what the overall themes of the play are in the booklet posted on Canvas. Reading up on the play sparked my curiosity because I couldn't wait to see how the play would bring all the social controversies and drama together in one performance. Attending the performance with people I had never met before really enchanted my experience because I could observe other people's reactions to scenes and talk freely about the play afterwards. Shared experiences in the good life introduces new perspectives, beliefs, and feelings that can be learned to be appreciated. Every individual is unique and it is always fun to converse and exchange ideas with other people to broaden your perspectives of the world.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
The play is set in 1905 in Quebec City. During this time women were viewed as insignificant in society and unable of social advancement. Children worked very long hours in factories and catholic priests were sacreliguous. "The Divne" exposes all of these mistreatments of people and shows a very dark and horrible time in the early 20th century. The horrible mistreatment of people is the central issue addressed. I knew of these problems because of history classes that I have taken in which I learned about Industrial America in the 1900s and societal views of people at the time. After watching the play, I realized that horrible mistreatment of people in regards to their looks or genetic makeup unfortunately still occurs today, despite many UN human rights laws and laws within certain countries. In my life, sometimes I find myself quick to judge others, but no one is ever what they seem to be. I always want to live my life and appreciate every individual despite their gender, race, ethichity, religious views, etc.