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Theatre from - Theatre from Restoration through Romanticism Nineteenth Century Resources Text Wilson and Goldfarb Theatre The Lively Art 7th

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Theatre from Restoration through Romanticism Nineteenth Century Resources Text. .. Wilson and Goldfarb. Theatre: The Lively Art , 7th edition: Chapter 14, pages 323 - 332. Plays. .. George Aiken / Harriet Beacher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin Charles Fechter / Alexandre Dumas, père. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas, fils. The Lady of the Camellias ( Camille ) Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Faust Edmond Rostand. Cyrano De Bergerac 1. Define romantic drama. Romantic drama is the theatre of the "long ago and far away." The audiences of the early 19th century wanted to escape the dull, petty frustrations of their lives. 2. What are the characteristics of a romantic hero? The romantic hero makes no comprises, appeases no one. To him every issue is clear, and if he goes down in defeat, he goes down fighting knowing that his cause is just. 3. What is the difference between the knight-champion and the knight-lover? The knight-champion was loyal to his lord, dedicated his life to the protection of the weak, rescued the innocent maiden, and fought the endless battle against the forces of evil. The knight-lover placed women on a pedestal, and worshipped them from afar. After a brief glimpse of her beauty, he was transformed forever. He would write poems to her beauty, and sing of his undying devotion, but he could not touch her. It was better to yearn for the ideal, than to desecrate it by turning it into reality. 4. Why did England not produce any major 19th century romantic dramatists? Because the actor-managers rediscovered the works of Shakespeare. His plays posses many of the elements of romantic drama--A broad sweep of action, many short scenes, and a dedication to love and adventure. 5. Which playwright's work was performed, in England, during this period? William Shakespeare.
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6. Which of Victor Hugo's dramas was influential in getting romantic drama accepted in Paris' conservative state theatres? Although Hugo (1802-1885) is today primarily remembered for two novels: Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831), his romantic tragedy: Hernani (1830) helped shatter the neoclassical rules which had restrained French drama since the Renaissance. 7. What happened during its initial performances? The audience, composed of supporters of both the neoclassic and romantic movements, "rioted" through fifty-five performances. 8. What is the relationship between 19th century opera and romantic drama? Like many 19th century operas which were based on 19th century dramas, Victor Hugo's Hernani is the source of Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani (1844). 9. Which form, the drama or opera, has held the stage best? The opera. There are few, if any, productions of the original dramas, but the operas have become part of the standard repertory. Puccini's Tosca (the opera) is based on a play written for Sarah Bernhardt, the great 19th century French actress. No one produces the play (also called Tosca ), but Pucinni's opera is one of the war- horses of the operatic repertory. 10. Who wrote
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