20 question theatre exam #3 - Exam 3 Chapter's 7 8 1 Louis...

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Exam 3, Chapter’s 7 & 8 1. Louis XIV, the Sun King was France’s King and the son-in-law of Spain’s Philip IV. Louis XIV was a strong reason for Moliere’s success in being known as the most produced French playwright of all time. 2. Neoclassicism is the term used to describe the accepted dramaturgy of the Royal era, due to the refinement of Royal theatre dramas by classical scholars and aestheticians. 3. The Rules of Playwriting for the Royal theatre were formulated by critics of the time to define the requirements of play construction. The Rules meant that plays could not show on-stage violence, consisted of a five-act structure, and each line in the play had to have a momentary break after the sixth syllable, among other things, a play was required to concern a single action. 4. Jeu de paume was originally a simple handball sport (similar to what we call tennis) made popular during the rule of French King Henry IV (1589-1610), and also a rectangular structure with spectator galleries on the two long sides and an open or windowed area running around the building below the roof. 5. Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) was what the French called a complete man of theatre, known primarily as an author of comic plays and today is the best loved foreign-language playwright of the English-speaking stage. Moliere was the son of the royal upholsterer to King Louis XIII, college educated, majoring in law, he chooses to become a playwright instead of a lawyer. Moliere died in 1673 after playing the lead in his last play “The Imaginary Invalid”. 6. Illustre Theatre was a theatre in Paris which was founded and headed by Moliere. 7. Madeleine Bejart was an actress and Moliere’s mistress. Armande Bejart was supposed to be Madeleine’s sister who Moliere married, she was rumored to be Moliere and Madeleine’s daughter. 8. Jean Baptiste Lully composed the musical overture for Moliere’s play “The Bourgeois Gentleman”; he became Moliere’s rival for King Louis XIV attentions who later gave over Moliere’s monopoly on the Palais Royale. 9.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course THEATER 110 taught by Professor Ponzek during the Summer '07 term at Atlantic Cape Community College.

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20 question theatre exam #3 - Exam 3 Chapter's 7 8 1 Louis...

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