18th and 19th Century Theater

18th and 19th Century Theater - 18th & 19th Century...

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18 th th Century Theater 18 th Century Theater As society became more middle & merchant class, audience members turned away from the comedy of manners and wanted something different Drame 18 th century French term denoting a serious drama that dealt-with middle class characters Domestic Tragedy dealt with middle class characters Bourgeois (“middle-class”) Tragedy Ex. The London Merchant 1 st time middle & lower class characters were taken seriously as subjects of tragedy Shift towards realism Sentimental Drama Reaction to comedy of manners Goal was not to arouse laughter at absurdity & witty cruelty Ballad Opera Theater mangers of minor theaters could only produce plays with music Changed words of popular songs & interpolated them into new plays to make them
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