Drama 115 February 4

Drama 115 February 4 - -shareholding companies-the Globe Theatres in England at this time were an escape they were built outside of the

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Drama 115 February 4, 2008 - Rough Magic o 5 Keys to Elizabethan Theatre 1. period of new Humanism 2. England becomes a world power 3. drama goes secular 4. theater goes commercial, professional 5. medieval inheritance in form, not content Medieval to Renaissance Theatre - Questions of just heaven or hell? Legacies Staging Practices Free Mix of Genres Mirror of Whole Society What’s New? Loss of Medieval certainty- not sure of heaven or hell- a lot of questioning Religious Content Prime Element = Character - Stages begin to shift in layout - second level - open stage space Renaissance = Rebirth Theatre: 5 th C./10 th C./13 th C./16 th C. Vocab: - licensed theatres
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Unformatted text preview: -shareholding companies-the Globe Theatres in England at this time were an escape; they were built outside of the cityscape-black plague at the time so it was safer to have them outside - Renaissance Performance Conventions 1. outdoor, daytime performances 2. male actors 3. platform stage: neutral, fluid, flexible 4. small emphasis on spectacle beyond color and costume 5. no “fourth wall” illusion Renaissance Dramaturgy: 1. language: blank verse as well as prose 2. rapid continuous action 3. parallels and contrasts 4. soliloquy and asides 5. metatheatre...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Drama 115 February 4 - -shareholding companies-the Globe Theatres in England at this time were an escape they were built outside of the

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