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Unformatted text preview: Easily changeable scenery The proscenium arch (picture frame) Standardized artifical lighting Opera Commedia dell arte (improvised comedy) By mid 1500s has spread to other countries Improvisational methods Acrobatic clowning Farcical plots Attractive lovers 3 basic tenets of neoclassicism reality morality universality reality = verisimilitude staged events could occur in real life Elizabethan England william shakespeare christopher marlow ben jonson 1603 death of queen elizabeth ascension of James I playwrights offer plays filled with terror and malcontent, similar to modern horror movies period officially ends in 1642 under Puritan control 16:46...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course THE 191 taught by Professor Shaw during the Summer '08 term at Miami University.
- Summer '08