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Theater 1000 EXAM 2

Theater 1000 EXAM 2 - Theater1020EXAM2 15:32 Taylor Wright...

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Theater 1020 EXAM 2 15:32 Taylor Wright 9/21/2009 Session Nine Medieval and Renaissance Theatre  The Middle Ages Rome fell in 476. Germanic Tribes decimated the empire Scholarship and education suffered, leading to a lack of historical information The Black Death in the 14 th  century killed about one third of Europes population. Feudalism- a class system featuring a hierarchy of kings, lords, vassals, serfs, etc.  The Medieval Theatre The church instituted a ban on the theatre. Performing art survived in three ways: o Mimes- descended from Roman mimes, comedic o Pub singers- sung about ancient heroes in taverns o Court singers- same as pub, except for royalty. o Scops- storytellers, sometimes in troupes, traveled around Europe. o Tournaments- noblemen would hold jousting tournaments for knights for the amusement  of the public.  The church began to develop theatrical practices to better instruct its laity. 
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  • Spring '10
  • Renaissance Theatre, religious plays, Seal­ Ingmar  Bergman, Pub singers­ sung, Roman­style comedic situations

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