The Cultural and Intellectual Experience:
This is a picture of the program I received once I entered the auditorium for the play. This story actually took place in December 1905 in Quebec city. I believe the central issue addressed in the performance was about twisted/ backwardness of our country/the world and the importance of art in our society as a whole. I already knew that the world we live in is completely twisted/wicked and that art is an important part of expressing ourselves. Without art I feel we wouldn't have an escape from the wicked world we live in today, even back then. The performance didn't really change my views about the issues described. It just opened my eyes to realize that there is some good in the world but it's rare to find. The subject matter within the performance does have some relationship to something happening in my own life. There were hard times/hardships being exemplified throughout majority of the play, but I feel its inevitable because everyone goes through hardships in some point in time in their life.
The Emotional Experience:
This is a picture of a particular art work that was outside the auditorium that I found very creative. "The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt" provides us an opportunity for katharsis by introducing us to uncomfortable topics within the play that we usually wouldn't ever bring up on our own. The play pushes for individuals to acknowledge the things that are happening around them, not to just observe them and to keep it to ourselves/ keep quite about the subject at hand. This play provides us with the opening to start talking about certain things we'd usually keep to ourselves/ hidden. Instilling us with the mindset of, " since we just saw a play that expressed/illustrated all these uncomfortable topics all at once and the characters acknowledged them, why can't I talk about something I feel uncomfortable about with others?" Providing us with the push we need to actually come clean(katharsis) with certain subjects or issues at hand in today's society/ our life.