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What play started the realism movement?

Realism, as a movement in the theatre, began in the late 1800s with the plays of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (called the "Father of Realism"), and continues through the plays of Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O'Neill, and Tennessee Williams to the present day.

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Then, how did realism Theatre start?

Realism in the theatre was a general movement that began in the 19th-century theatre, around the 1870s, and remained present through much of the 20th century. It developed a set of dramatic and theatrical conventions with the aim of bringing a greater fidelity of real life to texts and performances.

Subsequently, question is, what came before realism? More specifically, the term "realism" refers to a literary and artistic movement of the late 1800's and early 1900's. This movement was a reaction against romanticism. Romanticism was an earlier movement that presented the world in much more idealized terms.

In respect to this, when did Realism start?

Realism was an artistic movement that began in France in the 1850s, following the 1848 Revolution. Realists rejected Romanticism, which had dominated French literature and art since the late 18th century, revolting against the exotic subject matter and exaggerated emotionalism of the movement.

Why is Ibsen the father of realism?

Ibsen rose to prominence in large part because of his refusal to follow the rules of theatre at the time. Ibsen's realist plays, such as A Doll's House, Ghosts, and An Enemy of the People, were championed by this class of society upon their publication.

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