Theatre History II Restoration to Present
Theatre History II Restoration to Present THEA 4810
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A droll is a short comical sketch actors added dancing and other entertainments and performed these sometimes illegally to make money Samuel Pepys The detailed private diary is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period William Davenant English poet and playwright one of the rare figures in English Renaissance theatre whose career spanned both the Caroline and Restoration Poet Laureate Theatre Royal Drury Lane commonly known as Drury Lane is a West End theatre in Covent Garden toured this theatre in London Theatre Royal Haymarket the thirdoldest London playhouse still in use Saw One Man Two Guvnors here Dorset Garden Theatre one ofthe two patent theatre companies in Restoration London Mary Meggs a former prostitute nicknamed Orange Mollquot and a friend of Madam Nell Gwyn s George Jolly an actor an early actormanager persistent rival for the main theatrical figures of Restoration theatre Sir William Davenant and Thomas Killigrew Christopher Rich was a lawyer and theatrical manager in London in the late 17th and early 18th century John Rich introduced pantomime to the English stage Son of Christopher Rich Thomas Betterton besides being a public favourite was held in high esteem by Charles II Barton Booth was one of the most famous dramatic actors of the first part of the 18th century Elizabeth Barry was an English actress of the Restoration period Not a prostitute Anne Bracegirdle was an English actress Anne Oldfield English actress known for comedy Nell Gwyn joined the rank of actresses at Bridges Street when she was fourteen less than a year after becoming an orangegirl Aphra Behn the first English professional female writers George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham was an Englishstatesman and poet John Dryden was an influential English poet literary critic translator and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England Sir George Etherege was an English dramatist William Wycherley was an English dramatist of the Restoration period best known for the play Country Wife William Congreve was an m plamright and M Thomas Otway was an m dramatist of the Restoration period John Vanbrugh was an English architect and dramatist Jeremy Collier was an English theatre critic Colley Cibber was an English actormanager playwright and Poet Laureate George Farquhar was an M dramatist noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy Joseph Addison was an m essayist 1m plamright and politician Sir Richard Steele was an writer and politician Nicholas Rowe m dramatist poet and miscellaneous writer was appointed Poet Laureate Susanna Centlivre was an English poet actress and the most successful female playwright ofthe eighteenth century John Gay was an English poet and dramatist The Beggar39s Opera David Garrick was an English actor playwright theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson George Lillo was an English plamright and tragedian Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist Theatrical Licensing Act 1737 The terms of the Act were that from that point forward the Lord Chamberlain had the power to approve any play before it was staged Oliver Goldsmith was an AngloIrish novelist playwright and poet Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet and longterm owner of the London Theatre Royal Drury Lane The Theatres Act 1843 restricted the powers of the Lord Chamberlain so that he could only prohibit the performance of plays where he was of the opinion that quotit is fitting for the preservation of good manners decorum or ofthe public peace so to doquot It also gave additional powers to local authorities to license theatres Spain Juglares Carros Juan del Encina was a playwrightoften called the founderofgm drama Eglogas Villancicos Lope de Rueda was a Spanish dramatist and author regarded by some as the best of his era Pasos Juan de la Cueva was a Spanish dramatist and 1 Auto sacramental Corralcorrales Patio Bancos Aposentos Cazuela F lix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio was a Spanish playwright and poet He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century Barogue literature By the end ofthe 16m cen Comedia was used to describe any full ength play serious or comedy Cape and sword were the most popular Pedro Calderon de la Barca was a dramatist poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age Lazzi Pantalone Dottore Zanni Harlequin Brighella Pulcinello Capitano France confraternity of the passion Hotel de Bourgogne the Paris residence ofthe Dukes of Burgundy built a theatre here to put on their mystem plays theatre de marais Petit Bourbon served as the first theatre of the troupe of Moliere upon their arrival in Paris PalaisRoyal Cardinal Richelieu Salle des Machines Etienne Jodelle French dramatist and poet was born in Paris of a noble family Alexandre Hardy was a French dramatist one ofthe most prolific of all time He claimed to have written some six hundred plays but only thirtyfour are extant julien bedeau Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenthcentury French dramatists along with Moliere He has been called the founder of French tragedy French academy Com die Frangaise is one ofthe few state theatres inFrance It is the only state theatre to have its own troupe of actors Other Moliere plays The School for Husbands The Learned Ladies The Magni cent Lovers Emile Frangois Zola was a French writer and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism Ibsen Norwegian was a major 19thcentum Norwegian playwright theatre director and poet He is often referred to as quotthe father of realismquot and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre Strindberg was a Swedish playwright developed forms of dramatic action language and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film George Bernard Shaw 26 July 1856 2 November 1950 was an Irish playwright Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable Georg Buchner was a German dramatist talent is generally held in great esteem in Germany Sir Arthur Wing Pinero was an English actor and later an important dramatist and stage director John Millington Synge an Irish playwright cofounders of the Abbey Theatre Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet he became one of London39s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s andre antonie Otto Brahm was a German drama and literary critic theatre manager and director His productions were noted for being accurate and realistic J T Grein was a Dutchborn theatre impresario and drama critic who helped establish the modern theatre in London England Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician dramatist His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics Stanislavski was a Russian Empire actor and theatre directorlb His system of acting has developed an international reach Alexander Ostrovsky was a Russian playwright generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period Ivan Turgenev was a Russian playwright Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Ukrainianborn Russian dramatist Leo Tolstoy September was a Russian writer who Later in life he wrote plays and essays Maxim Gorky was a Russian and Soviet writer a founder of the Socialist Realism literary method Lewis Hallam was an Englishborn actor and theatre director in the colonial United States David Douglas cofounded the American Company Thomas Wignell was an Englishborn actor and theatre manager in colonial United States William Dunlap was a pioneer ofthe American theater He was a producer playwright and actor as well as a historian He managed two of New York39s earliest and most prominent theaters john Howard Payne was an American actor poet playwright and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London George Frederick Cooke was an English actor that came to America Royall Tyler American jurist and playwright William Charles Macready was an English actor Edwin Forrest was a prominent nineteenth century American Shakespearean actor Charlotte Saunders Cushman was an American stage actress Laura Keene was a British stage actress and manager In her twentyyear career she became known as the first powerful female manager in New York
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