Restoration

Restoration - THE RESTORATION Theatergoing was synonymous...

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February 21, 2009 THE RESTORATION Theatergoing was synonymous with wasting time Often a focus for immoral activity Under Puritan government, all theaters in England closed for almost 20 years Charles II allowed theater to come alive again NEOCLASSICISM Neoclassicism – values thought over feeling, qualities such as harmony, symmetry, balance in everything structural, and clear moral themes were most in evidence Focused on honor, moral integrity, self-sacrifice, and heroic political subjects “rules critics” demanded a perfect observance of the unities (one plot, a single action that takes place in one day, and a single setting) the French never used boys to play female roles MOLIERE Jean Baptist Poquelin aka “Molière” dominated the French comedic stage Influenced by stock characters and commedia dellarte RESTORATION COMEDY The new age wanted glitter, excitement, sensuality, and dramatic dazzle in their plays Changes: indoor theatres with artificial light, operated year-round, price
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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