This is a recap of The Divine.
The Spatial Experience
The physical setting for The Divine was a very attractive and illustrating stage. I believe that this stage was perfect for the play, I believe that it allowed for great attention to detail and provided the necessary props for the show to be shown in great detail. When i first entered the auditorium i believed it was too small and that with it being small would hinder the play and limit it but instead i believe that it helped the play by allowing the viewers to pay closer attention to the props and to the details. I believe that the role of place in the good life is critical is can help influence the way you live your life and can lead you to a better or worse situation.
The Social Experience
I attended this play with a couple of friends that i met at Good life lecture class and i think it was the best thing i did. By going with friends you are shown details by them that you might have missed if you had went to the play by yourself. Attending with friends also made understanding the play as a whole easier if something didn't make sense to me or i got lost during the play i could just ask one of them and they would put me back on track. I believe that the role of shared experiences in the good life are critical, these shared experiences can provide the necessary steps needed to be taken in order to obtain the good life or lead you to the good life. In the talk back a question was asked about how all the actors get to know each other and how they create bonds and to me these are shared experiences, they explained how they live with each other and how they learn each others weaknesses and strengths but they always help each other in the end by attempting to make that person the best person they can be. Shared Experiences are key in order to reach the good life because people can lead you in the right or wrong direction.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
The central issues addressed in the play were Child Labor, Church Oppression and Poverty. I personally know what poverty is as i come from a family of immigrants that have struggled there whole life. In school we have learned about the power the church had in the previous times and we have also learned about how bad child labor was in the 1900s when they worked in factories. I think that the issues shown in the performance just enhanced my views of what church oppression, child labor, and poverty were like back in that time period. To me personally I can connect with the poverty piece of the play, both my parents have never been to college and work minimum wage jobs in order to provide for me and my brother, i also kind of relate with the main character of the play as his family does everything in their power to send him to college and my parents did the same knowing that they would have to sacrifice a lot in order to send a low income student to college.
The Emotional Experience
I believe that Katharsis was shown in this play by the character who was sent to become a priest attempting to become clean and gain a new beginning to life and escape poverty. It was shown in the play that not everything the characters did was approved by the church or viewed as correct by the church but if you were a member of the church and prayed and did everything you were suppose to do then you could become one with god no matter you're previous decisions. To me Katharsis was shown in this play when the main character wanted to become a priest so he could come clean and get rid of all his lies and wrong doings he had done in his life.