The Spatial Experience
My experience of the physical setting of the theater was initially discomfort. In other words, I don't usually go to the theater for plays; instead I only go to watch latest movies. When I entered the theater it looked just like a typical theater. However, once the lights dimmed down and the play began I honestly didn't have another to get settled and comfy. My seating location and the size of the auditorium also made a difference; where I was able to see the entire theater and capture every move from the actors. The role of place in the Good Life is the oppression, lies, secrets, forbiddance, and power within the Church. The role of place in the Good Life is the attempt to seek it. For example, one of the characters thought that the only way that he could help his family was to become a priest.
The Social Experience
My experience of attending the performance with friends and strangers I can honestly say was okay. I attended the play with a close friend of mine. Before the play, I reviewed the requirements for the assignment and I looked up the synopsis for the play. Attending the play with my friend allowed me to ask her questions about certain scenes that I was confused about. Personally, the role of shared experiences in the Good Life was to create lasting memories and to enjoy myself.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
The performance helped me develop a new way of seeing and understanding our own culture by allowing me to address the central issue in the play: the opposition of social classes with conflicting ideas in religion and life in general. The setting of the play was in Quebec in the 9th century. Prior to reading the synopsis , I did not know anything about "The Divine." The subject matter have a relationship to something happening in my own life right now by thinking ahead of time of my actions. I say this because not only will my decisions affect me but people around me like my peers and friends and especially my family.
The Emotional Experience
The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt provide us an opportunity for katharsis by allowing me as a viewer to envision the experience of each character. Each character had a different drive, emotion, and reaction.