ENGL 230 - Lecture 10

ENGL 230 - Lecture 10 - ENGL 230 Lecture 10 Corrals came...

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ENGL 230 Lecture 10 Corrals came from the word courtyard o Often in the middle of apartments which was the private aspect o Public aspect because it was open to the public First corrals were performed in these courtyards o Rectangular shape of the performance area was carried on and seating was usually for 100 - 200 people There was a platform stage and there was also a balcony up top o In the case of Life is a Dream there was a possibility of Rausara climbing down a ladder into the tower with Segismund We would have an indication of where the scene was taking place through lines and the costume (no scenery) o Performances took about 2 1/2 hours and there was sparse scenery o If night is falling in the drama you would see characters arrive with cloaks and hoods o If actors had brocaded fabric you would know you were in a noble environment o Mountain might have been a ramp or a staircase and might have been descending from the balcony and might be indicated through sticks and rocks o A curtain would be drawn to cover the stairs and rocks and sticks and the action would take place in front of the curtain and the only indication would be costume that you would be in a palace Wealth of companies were concentrated in costumes Politically significant because at the time you could tell social class
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