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Notes European Medieval Theatre The End of Theatre? o When Greece was conquered by the Romans, the Romans  took their theatre as well. o Western theatre became more about spectacle and farce  under the Romans. o Christianity rose to greater popularity and influence. o Emperor Constantine helped unify the Christian sects,  leading eventually to a single “Roman” church. o When the Roman Empire fell, the Roman Catholic Church  remained powerful and influential.  o The Church used its considerable influence to erase theatre  from the world. The Medieval Period o There are 3 distinct periods: The Dark Ages (early)- 530-1000 CE The Middle Ages- 1000-12000 CE The High Middle Ages (late)- 1200-1450 CE The Dark Ages o Society became insular o Old, Roman ways were abandoned o Regional lords ruled the lands; serfs worked it o Few advances or innovations of any kind
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course THEATRE 2040 taught by Professor Keithtims during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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