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Unformatted text preview: • Plautus • Seneca • Illustre Theater o First theater troupe formed in 1664 o Changed his name to Moliere in 1665 • Theater o In early 17th century, it consisted of scripts from other countries as well as Italian farces o 1660 - King Louis XIV granted his troupe a patent giving the right to perform • French Academy o French literature was transformed by the founding of this academy 10 years earlier o Unities o Tragedy for Kings and upper class o Comedy for lower class • Neoclassicism - an attempt to revive and emulate classical attitudes towards art based on… o Order o Harmony o Unity o Restrained wit o Decorum o No deus ex machina...
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- Spring '08
- Louis XIV, Louis XIV of France, Moliere, Armande Bejart, Poquelin aka Moliere