The Spatial Experience: As I entered the theatre I was handed a playbill and ushered to my seat. After reading a brief description of the play, I was still not exactly sure what to expect. On the stage I saw many beds and the background reflected stained glass. When the lights went down, I was excited and curious about the play.
Photo: THE DIVINE: A PLAY FOR SARAH BERNHARDT AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL: A PRODUCTION THAT IS CHALLENGING, REWARDING, AND MEMORABLE THROUGH AND THROUGH." James Strecker Reviews the Arts. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.
The Social Experience: I attended the play with a friend from my dorm. We walked over together and stood in line. I enjoyed going to the play with someone because during intermission and after the play we could discuss it with each other. Also, having someone to talk to helped if one of us was confused about something the other was able to explain.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience: The play was set in the early 1900’s and shined light on problems in the factories and rape in the church. I believe that the play gave me a better understanding of the lives of both parents and children during this time, both struggling to survive. The children were working in factories being exposed to chemicals and long hours while women were having to sacrifice the innocence of their children in the factories to provide for their families.
Photo: "Working Conditions." Industrial America. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.
The Emotional Experience: The Divine, shows justice for actions and people must come clean for their actions and accept the consequences. At the talk back, actors reflect on how they related to their characters and how many events that happened in the time period, early 1900’s, coincides with society’s issues today.