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Here Comes The Sun 9/27/10 Bacchi and Hamlet: tragic view on life Tragedy: some kind of fixed order or design in universe Tragedy: - personal - family - political - cosmic Ghost Story Revenge Play Play about the theatre - seeming vs. being - appearance vs. truth - acting and pretending - power and consequences of theatrical art backstabbing, cosmic tragedy that it recognizes the price humans pay while trying to find their place in the world play within the play reveals something about characters true nature last play 1613 Neo-Classicism Context: The Enlightenment (Age of Reason) Style: Neo-Classicism (1635-1785) Moliere: 1622-1673 Tartuffe: 1669 Real emotion and suffering beneath the happy surface > Tartuffe French thought we were most God-like when we practice iron control and rational control:
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Unformatted text preview: celebrating the mechanical nature of man Less sense of social mobility in France then England Values:-rationality-conformity-morality/temperance-existing order artist are expected to be complete conformists drama becomes part of the larger social structure: rules are set in place as to what writers and actors can and can’t do; imposed on how you must proceed French Academy: power and influence on the art; without their approval plays would never be performed or printed; unchallenging governing body Cardinal Richelieu: head of the French Academy Louis XIV Commedia dell’arte Free-spirited...
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