TA Lecture 10 (Golden Ages Part 2)

TA Lecture 10 (Golden Ages Part 2) - dramatic theory (so,...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/11/09 Golden Ages The Standards for Great Drama
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5/11/09 Courtesy of the Renaissance The Italians revive an interest in classical subjects. Applying classical ideas to their own practice in plays and theory. But…nobody really performs their plays anymore. The real Italian contribution is in staging. Perspective Scenery (courtesy of
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5/11/09 A Little Perspective
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5/11/09 Commedia dell’arte The core of comedy: Bodily humor (poop and other peoples’ pain) Social reversals Improvisation lazzi Stock characters
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5/11/09
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5/11/09 Neoclassical France Italianate ideas bloom in French Soil. Verisimilitude “unities” decorum Comedy, tragedy, interludes/masques Focus on beauty of language (Alexandrine verse), development of
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5/11/09 Elizabethan Little interest in application of
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Unformatted text preview: dramatic theory (so, no consistent use of rules) But, many of the playwrights were educated and well-read. In many ways an actors theatre, but an action-packed plot and good blank verse were essential. 5/11/09 Siglo de Oro (a Golden Age of a Different Color) In many ways, Spain seemed unaffected by the Renaissance. The Crown & the Inquisition tended to micromanage. Religious pageants carried on along with a vibrant art-for-arts sake theatre. Theyd heard of the rules, but like the Elizabethans, preferred 5/11/09 Romanticism The antidote to Neoclassical Drama Germanys first big contribution to the field. Focus on nature Fascination with the supernatural Interested in the abstract Mood! Lovers of Shakespeare...
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TA Lecture 10 (Golden Ages Part 2) - dramatic theory (so,...

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