9-6 - 2. Unpopular because he insulted audience ii. Terence...

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Theatre 9-6-07 Roman Theatre I. Roman Theatre Begins a. 240 BCE i. Livius Andronicus 1. Given credit as the first Roman playwright 2. Not an original play a. Translated from Greek b. Ludi Romani i. Big Roman Festival dedicated to Theatre ii. If anything went wrong at the festival, the entire festival is repeated until it is perfect. c. 146 BCE i. Rome has assimilated Greek Culture d. Tragedy i. Seneca (3-65 AD) 1. Wrote theatre after he was exiled 2. Wrote Closet Dramas a. (Closet Drama) – Something written without the intent of it being performed 3. Very violent writer e. Comedy i. Plautus (254-184 BCE) 1. More Educated than Terence
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Unpopular because he insulted audience ii. Terence (195 or 185-159 BCE) f. Paratheatricals i. Somebody dies in every show 1. Gladiators 2. Mime 3. Naumachiae 4. Venationes 5. Chariot Races a. Extreme Sabotage II. The Rise Of Christianity a. Serious Religious Persecution i. Lots of People Died b. Christians Dislike Theatre i. Pagan Origins ii. Christians Tortured of Killed iii. Sinful Subjects iv. Actors Lie (Anti-Theatrical Prejudice stared with Plato and Aristotle and continues all the way until today) (Rome Falls in 476 AD)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course THE 2000 taught by Professor Osbourne during the Fall '07 term at FSU.

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