David L. Monk
The never ending show! A summary of Appendix II
Life has been said to be theater for many years dating back to medieval times. So far in this book we have discussed that drama has to have an audience because the act must be put on for someone. I think that Max Burkhardt has a very decent theory of dramaturgy, he states that man acts without knowing it whenever he his being observed. In psychology this is called an observational biased, people act ...view middle of the document...
This idea alters the idea of dramaturgy because it suggests that there is no need for an audience but, dramaturgy implies that an audience is imperative. Nietzsche suggests that you are the director, play writer, and actor of your life people are always thinking about the past or the future. This could be true because only you know what you are going to say or do and when and most of that conclusion is because of some premeditated thoughts so you must be the play writer and the director. I believe that some people are not the directors or play writers for their life. There are many adults that do and say everything that someone else has embedded into them. Those people are still actors however, they did not write the scripts and they are certainly not directing the play. Shakespeare says that all words are theater as you like it. To me this still means life is a drama, but it also means that you are the director. To sum this chapter up it simply states that all life is a theater and you should be the director of your own life. Life is a theater in which you have the control over the script and the actors so it should be enjoyable because who would create a play that do not enjoy themselves?