DRAM 2120 - Week 2 Notes
DRAM 2120 - Week 2 Notes GLST 1000
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Date Created: 02/03/16
DRAM 2120 – Week2 English Restoration Thomas Cromwell & Roundheads – disestablished English monarchy, made England Christian, became Puritans Monarchy restored after the death of Cromwell, Puritans disperse Charles I – killed in revolution Charles II – king after the Restoration, didn’t do anything outstanding during rule, supported theatre after its closing by the Puritans in 1642 Nell Gwen – first female actress, started by selling oranges in theatres, mistress to King Charles II th Theatre of the 18 Century Lots of experimentation, but little materials survive Melodrama – theatre with music, used to reinforce action on stage Convent Garden – most famous/beautiful theatre of Dowry Garden American drama – direct copy of the English theatre Star System – one particular actor stood closest to the audience, gave rise to acting families (rivalries form) ex: John and Edmond Booth (American) Acting Companies – becoming more focused on business, incorporate business administrators vs creative artist (Directors blur this line) Philosophies Melodrama – more technical than theory Naturalism & Realism – reaction to Melodrama, to reflect reality or “a slice of life” Naturism vs Realism Intention doesn’t affect outcome More popular (still remains today) Founded in heredity and environment Verisimilitude – truth of reality Considered harsh Optimism Focus on the poor “drawing room drama” Belief: Society is flawed Belief: All is in God’s plan
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