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Theatre 241 Study Guide

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Theatre 241 Study Guide THEA241010

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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Tonisha Hurd on Monday April 11, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to THEA241010 at University of Delaware taught by Carlsen,Allan in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 201 views. For similar materials see Western Theatre: Live on Stage in Theatre at University of Delaware.

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Date Created: 04/11/16
THEA 241 Study guide Italian renaissance -14 century -Break away from the restrictive ideas of the Middle Ages -Humanism: The concept of individual (questioned relationship of humankind to God) -Italy= The center of commerce, culture, and art - Improvisation theatre: Commedia Dell’ Arte Commedia Dell’ Arte: Unscripted plays (1550-1750) Burle –Joke Lazzi- Running Gag Concetti –Running Gag Vecchi- Old People Zanni- Servants Innamorati – Young Lovers English Renaissance -Elizabethan Period -Poetry and theatre as the best example of Elizabethan art The Playwrights Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) John Webster (1580-1634) William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Dramatic/Blank verse Iambic Pentameter 5 feet to a line 2 syllabus to each foot, emphasis on the 2 ndsyllable the way we speak, breathe, and our heart beats Shakespeare More complex writing style Characters w/psychological complexity Explored characters humanity Lord Chamberlain’s Men Best acting company during time No women Apprentices- not paid Shareholders 25 members Restoration and Enlightenment Contexts TH - 17 Century - Stage Beauty: Actor Edward Kynaston was referred to as the most beautiful woman on the stage in a private diary kept by Samuel Pepys th - 18 century - Age of enlightenment - Comedy of Manners: Influenced by Moliere - Women appeared on the English stage (1660) Ballard Opera - Made fun of Opera - The written by John Gay in 1728 - Lyric Theatre Realist Playwrights Henrik Ibsen August Strindberg Anton Chekhov French Renaissance -Louis XIV (French) was known as the “Sun King”- o (Born 1638); Started at age 4 and ruled for 72 years (1643- 1715)  Longest European monarch; loved theatre, ballet, music -Jean- Baptiste Poquelin (known by the stage name Moliere) o Ballet, music, theatre –Comédie Francaise 1680, 1689, 1770 -Ballet – Catherine de Medici’s a member of the ruling family of Florence. She became the queen of France in 1547. Comedy of Manners: -Influenced by Moliere and by Commedia dell’ arte. We have witty dialogue, sexual intrigue, and innuendo. A moral attitude to human behavior and sex. -Action unified (Italy), fewer scene shifts but moves from place to place episodically (Shakespeare), subplot (Shakespeare), stock characters (Commedia dell’ arte), w/names that describe their distinctive personality traits (Commedia).  all combined


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