Thea 2040 notes - Take Notes Theatre History 2040 1660...

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Take Notes Theatre History 2040 1660- Restoration - England under goes a period where they don't have a king. (interregnum) - Parliament takes over, Charles 2nd who lives in exile in France, takes the throne. - England, Scotland, and Wales were united as Great Britain by the 1707 Act of Union. - The period is one of increasing commercial prosperity and global trade for Britain. - Literacy expanded to include the middle classes and even some of the poor. - Emerging social ideas included politeness―a behavioral standard to which anyone might aspire―and new rhetoric of liberty and rights, sentiment and sympathy. - Women finally allowed on stage. Terms Elizabethan - (Shakespeare) 1590s no women on stage. Jacobean Drama - takes place after Shakespeare 1603-1620 much darker than shakespearean drama. poisoning, revenge, deaths. ((after james dies . )) Carolinean drama - (after Charles 1) 1625-1642. during 1642-1660 there very little theatre being produced. notice page 158. Renaissance - rebirth. Italian renaissance 15th century 1400’s. britain renaissance late 15th to the late 16th century. go back to all the arts and theatre, going back to the their origins and roots; which is Greeks (5th century) 7th-12th century/Romans, the forefathers of theatre. NeoClassical - 1660 - 1800. We will be focusing in Italian neoclassicism . Interesting drama is produced, not influential in Spain or Britain. Mystery plays are about the mystery of faith about christ. People take notice of Aristotle and philosophers their roots in greeks and romans, sympathy is being shown, interest is restored.
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Galen- 4th century B.C.E. A period right before a dissemination of knowledge. how significant this is in the renaissance, an explosion of their cultures and others. What should Theatre do? Tell a story Teach - didactic (intended to teach) moral instructive Unities Time - should not take more than 24 hours, 12 hours, 2 hours. Place - one place Action - no subplots Verisimilitude - the appearance of being real, true to life. Ex: mystique-didactic, she wants to be accepted, validation. no matter how weird you are there is a special nugget in all of us. LOL. What we do in movies and plays right now is not all that different from whats going on right now. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED SOMEHOW. 2
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Hobbes and Locke- important philosophers. monarchy, plutocracy, democracy, oligarchy, theocracy. 1500-1805 renaissance - enlightenment leviathan - hobbes- theorized that people give up freedom of action to absolute rulers in order to secure civil order and peace. Absolutism. locke- preffered a representative government w a constitution. the government is generated to protect life, liberty and property. Representationalism. important events- 1667 Fire of London. more on Restoration Theatre- cavaliers Royalists vs. Roundheads parliamentarians. Execution of Charles 1 in 1649, his head got chopped off….
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  • Fall '16
  • julie jordan
  • Drama, Theatre, Little Theatre, 1791- Theatre monopolies, minor theatre companies, Martin esslin theatre

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