The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
Realism, its the truth of real life issues, this theme was evident through the play. Although the play took place about 100 year ago, at a time where things were very different, there still are similarities within the problems taking place at Quebec City. The central issue was art vs the Church. This central message has been shown through history, and even now. The work of art that Sarah Bernhardt expressed was very controversial, to the point where she was banned from performing.
However such plays were a medium of translating real life drama through an imaginary screen. Much of this happens now as well through either movies, or even smaller low income productions. The topic of church vs. art is less evident in the United States but there are signs of this conflict in things such as politics and the rights of many people. The constant battle between conservationists and liberals. Coming from a culturally different family whose morals are very Roman Catholic, since I was born in Colombia, my family has always upheld such views while however being in the United States for a long time, my views have been shaped and I have opened my eyes to different ideas and beliefs through just being educated and through different forms of art.
Just me by the entrance of Constans Theater
The Emotional Experience