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Intro to Theatre, Week 7 Notes

by: Rebecca Smith

Intro to Theatre, Week 7 Notes CO 1503

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These notes cover Renaissance and Elizabethan Theatre
Intro to Theatre
William Stockstill
Class Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rebecca Smith on Saturday March 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CO 1503 at Mississippi State University taught by William Stockstill in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Intro to Theatre in Communication at Mississippi State University.


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Date Created: 03/19/16
Intro to Theatre Renaissance and Elizabethan Theatre England- University Wits  Collection of university professors  Acting troupes hired university trained writers  Came up with revenge tragedy  Have to connect aristocrats with working class Revenge Tragedy  Most popular form of pre-Shakespeare theatre  Took Seneca’s characteristics  Characteristics o Motive: revenge, either real or imagined  Playwrights are ingenious with how revenge takes place o Types  Sacred  Happens to hero, real motive  Animosity of ambition  Villain makes up story for revenge o Plot plays with gray area  Personal and political lines get blurred o Revenge degenerates the revenger  Either in madness (real or false), fury, or obsession o Action  Violent and sensational  Keeps lower class interested  Characters- common motives o Noble/courageous lover is murdered o Kinsmen avenge murder victim, is psychologically frustrated o Villain uses others to carry out villainy o Beautiful lady wronged and destroyed by circumstances Shakespeare  Little is known about him  Actor with Lord Chamberlain’s Men (1592)  Greatest playwright o Command of the written/spoken word o Invented over 1,700 words  Didn’t write the plays to be read but to be acted out Shakespearean Tragedy  Greatest and most complex works  Inspired in structure from the Greeks o Keeps audience interested  Dig difference in tragic downfalls o Medieval  Characters fall because of bad fortune o Renaissance  Characters fall because of human error  Tragic hero o Possess high rank in society o Has extraordinary talents o Tragic flaw o Faced with honor and dignity  Plot o Domestic but on a large scale o Allegorical characters serve as examples o Inspired by history, myths, politics (not original stories) o Served as parallel to insult/comment on current political and social problems Shakespearean Comedy  Tradition he took from Platus  Complex and confusing o Multiple story lines to confuse audience o Sexual humor  Characters o Cunning and witty which is displayed in their dialogue o Stock characters from Roman comedy Taming of the Shrew  Dumbshow o Play within a play; show before the show o Has nothing to do with the main plot  One of Shakespeare’s better comedies  2.5 plot lines in one play  Not produced anymore because of the ending o Wife should be submissive to husband  Allegorical characters o Katharina  Says what she thinks o Bianca  Witty, one type of woman  High comedy with low comedy thrown in o High comedy  Witty comedy o Low comedy  Slapstick  Doesn’t last long  Lots of bodily humor  Performed fast


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