KP6[1] - Key Points to Know from Reading 262-266 1 Italian...

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Key Points to Know from Reading 262-266 1. Italian Drama a. The period following the middle Ages in Europe, from about the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, is known as the Renaissance , a term meaning “rebirth.” i. A shift away from medieval values and culture was motivated by a revival of classical learning; advances in physics, astronomy, and the biological sciences; the exploration of “the new world of the Americas; and political and economical growth. This shift was gradual. ii. The Renaissance built on medieval culture and at the same time developed a secular understanding of the individual in society that eventually transformed this culture, long dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. iii. The transformation was influenced by the work of great writers, scholars, etc. iv. Most medieval Italian theatre depended on portable stages, but it was clear in the last decades of the fourteenth century that to present the newly rediscovered Roman and Greek plays, something more closely resembling the Greek theater
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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KP6[1] - Key Points to Know from Reading 262-266 1 Italian...

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