The aspects of the director that I tackled in my research were the overall vision for the show (contained in the Director’s Note), the show’s cast (a breakdown can be seen in the character list), and the order in which the plays are going to be performed (shown in the Playbill). Like the dramaturge, I made many directors’ notes in the scripts, but they cannot be uploaded effectively.
The functions of the dramaturge that I researched for my project are the historical and literary property of the play (completed in the Dramaturg’s Note) and the complicated language of the script (completed in the glossary). I also made many notes in the scripts, but unfortunately, I cannot upload all 80 pages of marked-up text.
Through completing this research process, I not only learned a good deal about the existence of pre-modern Orientalism, but also about the nature of liberal arts research in general.
As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East.