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October 1 - No mixing of comedy and tragedy No chorus No soliloquy No nonrealistic escape from reality(dues ex machina Language befitting the

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English Restoration o Restoration theatre Civil war 1642-1649 Charles I beheaded Puritans ran country until 1660 when Charles II was restored to the throne o 1642-1660 Theatres were closed and dismantled Actors persecuted Secret performances were organized known as DROLLS – Short versions of full length plays 1656 – Cavenant, producer, presented The Siege of Rhodes o Restoration While exiled in France, the court was exposed to many different soret of theatre and o Neoclassisism France, Spain, England has similar developments in theater during the 1660’s o French theatre Strictly unity of time, place and action
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Unformatted text preview: No mixing of comedy and tragedy No chorus No soliloquy No nonrealistic escape from reality (dues ex machina) Language befitting the status of character o Changes on the English stage Scenic changes • New theatres • Long and narrow spaces • Indoors • Artificial lighting • Theatres were open year round • Painted backdrops • Actors could enter/exit the stage from the wings or in between the drops. 1660 actresses appeared on the stage o Comedies of manners Influenced by Moliere come...
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