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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 cant 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 dellarte Free-spirited...
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- Spring '08