The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt- Spark Story

Spatial Experience: The environment of the theater was calm. Although I was in the back, the theater was well built in the respect I did not feel isolated. I was also surprised, as being so far in the back, that it was still very dark, and there was no light pollution form the doors or soundboard behind me, and that helped me stay focused on the play. The acoustics were also very strong and everything could be heard perfectly clear. In context of the good life, placement determines the richness of an experience to the senses, and thus how well it can be revived. The better an experience, the better it is in reflection, leaving a pleasant memory.

(Shukova, Nat. Theatre_1. 15 Sept. 2009. Flicker. Web. 5 Feb. 2017)

Social Experience: I attended the play with one of my friends who is in several of my classes. It was nice to go together because neither of us felt alone in the large theater, and because I was with someone I knew I felt more relaxed if I hadn't gone with anyone I knew. Shared experiences bring a level of comfort knowing that others have experienced the same thing as myself, reminding me I'm never truly alone in ways of experiences.

(Andrade, Eliézede. Together.. 19 Oct. 2014. Flicker. Web. 5 Feb. 2017)

Cultural and Intellectual Experience: The biggest issue addressed in the performance that I could tell was one of means of justice vs. that of keeping a public reputation and status as is. However, even though it was culturally relevant, I believe it was poorly executed. Where it made the religion itself be painted in a light that it had corrupted qualities, instead of recognizing that it was a tainted practice of a religion; as there was a lacking in distinguishing between the practices and the doctrine. That is the biggest reason why the play sat sour with me.

(F, Paul. Lincoln Cathedral. 27 Nov. 2011. Flicker. Web. 5 Feb. 2017)

Emotional Experience: The Divine: A Play for Sara Bernhardt gives an opportunity for katharsis in aiding us in identifying injustices in cultural traditions and tradition run practices. While compared to our current time period, the injustices the characters face seem extreme to the average American, but the same types problems still occur, just maybe not always to the same degree.

(Mmmatins. Comedy and tragedy snow faces. 27 Jan. 2013. Flicker. Web. 5 Feb. 2017)

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