Sept 8 Roman

Sept 8 Roman - Dealt with the trials and tribulations of...

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Hellenistic Age 336-146 BCE
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Rise of the Actor Status Guilds Artist of Dionysus Costumes Onkos Cothurnus Mimes
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Stage
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TRAGEDY Aristotle 3 Classical Values Unity of time Unity of place Unity of action Imitates an action that is serious, complete and of a certain magnitude. Takes the form of action not narrative Produces pity and fear and the catharsis of such emotions
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Old comedy/ New Comedy Fantastical and improbable situations. Not restricted to one place Takes place over an expanded time. Introduced stock characters Comedies of manners and intrigue.
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROMAN THEATRE Greek Art Architect, Philosophy High-minded tragedy Roman Engineering Military Comedy and other popular entertainments,
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Roman Drama
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Roman Dramatists Plautus Terrance Seneca
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Plautus
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Unformatted text preview: Dealt with the trials and tribulations of romance. His comedies may have resembled modern musical Terence Characterizat ion Subtlety of expression Elegant language Seneca Closet dramas Nine plays by SenecaThe Trojan Women, Medea, Oedipus, Phaedra, Thyestes, Roman Theaters Decline of Roman Theater 1. Constantine 2. Christianity 3. Disintegration of Roman civilization The Dark Ages Review New Comedy/Old Comedy What changed for the actor during the Hellenistic period? Costumes? What are the three Roman playwrights ? What three major changes did Roman Why did so few Roman dramas survive? What Roman drama is the basis for Comedy of Errors? What is a stock character? Why did Roman Theater disappear?...
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