The Divine: a play for sarah bernhardt Good life perFormance

The Spatial Experience

Entering the theater I was excited to explore this auditorium and intrigued by the elegant entrance of the theater. My seat was a pretty good location (pretty much dead in center). I had a great view of the stage and close enough to have some of the actors come close to me. When the lights dimmed and the audience quieted, I was excited and the entrance of the actors only increased this excitement. The auditorium was moderately sized and made it a more personal experience. The Good Life can be largely affected by your surroundings and being happy with your location can benefit you on your journey to the good life.

The Social Experience

I attended the performance by myself, so I sat next to strangers. To get ready for the performance I reserved my seat, watched the video introduction to the Constans Theater, and read the study guide. Attending the performance by myself made this a much more personal experience. I only discussed the okay with friends afterwards with friends. Shared experiences contribute to feeling connected to people and that can contribute to happiness for the good life.

The Cultural and Intellectual Experience

The story took place in 1905 in Quebec City. The central issue that is addressed in the play is discovery of truth and the importance of justice. The play does this by exploring the role of art in discussing morality. The performance only emphasized my sympathy for people who have been through traumatizing events and forced to hide the truth.

The Emotional Experience

The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt provides the opportunity for katharsis because it discusses a very uncomfortable and taboo subject: immoral actions by the leaders of the church. This play addresses not only the significance of the arts in society, but it discusses its purpose in addressing the injustices of society. As such, this play discusses a leader of the church abusing his power and molesting a child. This is a subject people refrain from discussing due to it being highly controversial. In tackling the truth, this play does not shy away from the not easy to talk about topics.

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