ENGL 230 - Lecture 11

ENGL 230 - Lecture 11 - ENGL 230 Lecture 11 Spanish Golden...

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ENGL 230 Lecture 11 Spanish Golden Age (cont.) People did get to sit on the side of the stage and you had to pay more for it The theatre controlled all of the boxes that faced the stage (those that had a direct view of the stage) o The side boxes had variable arrangements o The manager and the home owners would come to different kinds of agreements Some home owners would collect fees on certain days and the theatre lessee would collect on other days Sometimes they would be able to watch if they allowed others to cross through their apartments to get to someone else's Other times the homeowners would pay an annual fee to watch every single play Alcalde would sit on one side of the stage as both a symbol and the practitioner of law in the theatre (strict segregation of the sexes) Women might throw fruit at actors from the Consuela Lope wrote "The new art of writing plays in these times" (1609) o Classical position must be qualified by the demands of the audience Mixed drama - because more true to the variety of 'nature' Everything looks bad and then it turns around in the end Three brisk acts to keep audience attention Never let stage be empty Deal in popular themes of love and honor Dress actresses in men's clothing Verisimilitude privileged over the too-fantastical No mythical creatures Versification - The kinds of poetry that we find in poetry
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