Ancient lecture 10-1

Ancient lecture 10-1 - Morality Plays in Medieval England Anonymous Everyman(ca 1510 Translated from the Dutch Elckerlijc(published 1495 Map

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Morality Plays in Medieval England Anonymous, Everyman (ca. 1510) Translated from the Dutch Elckerlijc (published 1495)
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Map: England
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Turkey and Santa
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James Taylor and Kristin Chenoweth
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The medieval art of dying Memento mori (remember own death) vs. sublimation of death in contemporary U.S. Danse macabre (Dance of Death) mid-1300s: Europe lost 1/3 of its population to “The Black Death” (the bubonic plague) 75 million people died 1450 invention of the printing press Circulation of popular literature, e.g. Everyman Centrality of the Church to people’s lives in the Middle Ages especially
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theatre = “mystery plays” After ancient Roman theatre declined with the Empire, European theatre disappeared Theatrical activities reappeared w/in the Catholic Church in early Middle Ages Liturgical dramas appeared by 10th century 1215 - Church decides to educate illiterate public using arts to dramatize Bible No schools Even some priests were illiterate
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course TDHT 21 taught by Professor Roxworthy during the Fall '11 term at UCSD.

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Ancient lecture 10-1 - Morality Plays in Medieval England Anonymous Everyman(ca 1510 Translated from the Dutch Elckerlijc(published 1495 Map

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