Neoclassical French Theater

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Neoclassical French Theater ( 17 th c. ) Under King Louis XIV 16 th century France A lot of religious dissention in France th century Known as the son king Popular & smart ruler consolidated power to himself “L’etats c’est moi” I am the state ”, I represent France His personal concerns took over his ruling style Wanted people to think more about France than religion Did a lot for nationhood Theatrical ruler Had Versailles built He really wanted to cultivate the Arts Literature, ballet, theater Developed 1 st professional dance academy Supporter of playwrights during the time Moliere most comic playwright of 17 th century Cardinal Richelieu promoted Neoclassical rules The power behind the throne Set up French Academy
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Theaterappreciate/understanding during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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