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TDHT 21 Ancient and Medieval Theatre Prof. Emily Roxworthy TAs: Julie Burelle, Matthieu Chapman, Lily Kelting
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Question #1: Where did theatre come from? The search for the origins of theatre is futile
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Theatre was not “born out of ritual False claims of the early 20th-century “Cambridge Anthropologists” 3 classics scholars at Cambridge Univ. (Profs. Murray, Cornford, Harrison) racist “social Darwinism” of their cultural hierarchy:
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Question #2: Why do we (human beings) participate in theatre? Homo luden (man the player) — Johan Huizinga Chinese word for “play” (xi) also means “game” Mimesis (imitation)—Aristotle
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Dialectic of theatre Theatre makers (performers, designers, producers) Spectators (consumers, audiences, critics, agents, tourists)
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Map: France
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Lascaux cave paintings (Paleolithic/Stone Age -17,000 years) Human proclivity to turn nature into culture Earliest theatre spaces -- characteristic of our species
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Lascaux cave “theatre” Richard Schechner: “the caves were not galleries for the exhibition of visual arts but theatres, sites of ritual enactments”—process vs. product
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Tourists at Lascaux clip from “The Birth of Human Creativity: The Vézèr
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