Medieval to Currentish

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Medieval to Current-ish 1. Medieval 1. Church decided performances were a good way to get constituents engaged 2. Mystery Cycle – Stories from the Bible 1. Morality Plays are more about values and what good to do 1. Stay away from Bible stories and focus more on what is intrinsically right and wrong to do 3. Different stations, where you could go from station to station to see different scenes and plays – i.e. Castle of Perseverance 1. Flesh 2. World 3. Belial (a name for the Devil) 4. Covetousness 5. God 4. There was a question about the first real English play – Ralph Roister Doister !!! By Nicholas Udall circa 1500 1. Debate about whether or not this was the first English comedy 2. Monologue vs. Soliloquy 1. Soliloquy 1. One person 2. Speaking out to the public 3. Saying their thoughts to themselves – inner expression as opposed to outer expression 4. “To be or not to be…” from Hamlet 2. Monologue 1. Usually described as a half of a conversation 2. Assuming there is another character there 3. More forward and outer expression 3. Renaissance (Italy) 1. Intermezzi 2. Opera Seria 3. Commedia dell’Arte (less scholarly as Commedia Erudita) 4. Renaissance (France) 1. Molière (1622-73) – French playwright, wrote
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