Study Guide Exam ONE

Study Guide Exam ONE - Study Guide Exam#1 READING 1...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Study Guide Exam #1 READING 1. Introduction: Thinking about Drama (pages 1 – 28)) The Poetics - One of the earliest and most influential theories on drama - Aristotle Mimesis - Imitation of an action Drama vs Ritual Most drama stems from dramatic religious ritual This is the case in Egypt, Greece, and Japan Theatres and their effect - As a member of the audience you are part of the production - Suspended Disbelief Genres of Drama 1. Tragedy a. The main character should be larger in spirit than the avg. 2. Comedy a. Old Comedy i. Pokes fun at individuals with social and political power b. New Comedy i. Social satire—makes fun of society c. COMEDY IS NOT ALWAYS FUNNY 3. Tragicomedy a. Serious plays that also hint at society and a relatively happy ending, but too dark to be called a “comedy” Elements of Drama - Character - Theme - Plot Lady Gregory and The Rising of the Moon 2. Greek Drama (pages 29 - 36) Origins of Greek Drama Sophocles and Oedipus Rex 3. Medieval Drama (pages 203 - 209) The Role of the Church Miracle plays - On miracles performed by saints. - Focused on the virgin mary and st. nicholas Mystery plays - Religious plays that dramatized the mystery of Christ’s Passion Morality plays - Do not show moments of the Bible or Christ’s life - Describes the life of normal people facing the temptations of the world 4. Renaissance Drama (pages 262 - 270) Two kinds
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Study Guide Exam #1 - Commedia erudite - 1. More focused on Roman staging and plays 2. Scholarly and learned - Commedia dell’arte 1. Less serious, slapstick humor 2. More popular 5. Elizabethan Drama (266 – 270) Did not aim to specifically teach a moral lesson although there were lessons to be learned
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern