The Divine: A Play For Sarah Bernhardt Daniel Silva

Spatial Experience

I arrived to Constans Theatre with a smile on my face and a real positive attitude. I swiped my Gator 1 and proceeded to enter the theatre. I was seated about five rows up, and three seats from the left wall. As the play began to unfold, actors and actresses began to swarm in from any which direction. At that moment, I knew I was in for an exciting performance. I was so close to the stage I could feel the emotion and passion between the actors. I could hear every line pronounced so clearly and fluently. The theatre itself isn’t that big, so it felt as if I was in an exclusive show. From start to finish, I was at the edge of my seat in pure amazement and admiration.

Constant Theatre at The Reitz Union

Social Experience

I attended the performance with two good friends of mine from back home. It was an incredible time simply because we hadn’t hung out in a while, due to our eventful schedules. We all met up at my dorm room about an hour prior to the show. We enjoyed the play and shared quite a few laughs as well. It’s moments and memories like these that you will always remember. I know my friends and I will never forget when Michaud pretends to die while professing his love and admiration for Sarah Bernhardt in the first scene. The small things like these are what make up the good life.

Playbill.The Divine: A Play For Sarah Bernhardt.

Cultural and Intellectual Experience

At the end of the play I had a better stand point on how I viewed my culture. In general, I had a greater admiration for the society I lived in. I realized that the world I lived in today wouldn’t be the same without past failures and disagreements. The central issue of the play was primarily censorship. The Catholic Church felt that the contents of Sarah Bernhardt’s play were subjective and not in compliance with their beliefs.

The Emotional Experience

The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt presents many moments where a certain character admits to an individual passion or “comes clean” about his or her viewpoint. One example is that comes to mind is Michaud. He is a seminarian boy on his journey to becoming a priest, but he won’t give up his passion for the theatre. He constantly exemplifies his love for the theatre, but is regularly told to give it up and to focus on the church. The play is constantly dragging you in with the moral decisions made by each character. Meyer is an example of this when he goes to any, and all extremes to ensure the success of Sarah’s play. Throughout the play, I had myself questioning what I would do if I was a specific character. What actions and decisions would I make differently in accordance to my ethical standards?

Box Office.Constans Theatre.

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