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Unformatted text preview: • DECORUM - maintain decorum outside of the theatre inside of the play, i.e. no lower class figure can confront an upper class citizen. Everyone had to conform to behaviors of that class as well, stick to status quo and social biases. • MORALITY - strict moral code, entertaining and instructive Drama/Theatre • FRENCH ACADEMY- King established this group of rule makers for the theatre, church and state working together to add art • CARDINAL RICHELIEU • LOUIS XIV • PROCESENIUM STAGE & PAINTED SCENERY • WOMEN ON STAGE English Blank Verse French Alexandrine More syllables per line Unrhymed Rhymed Flexible Rhythm Formal Pattern Variations Strict Couplets Unobtrusive Artificial Commedia dell'Arte = (Comedy of the Artists) • PLOT - SCENARIO • CHARACTERS - STOCK "ZANNI" o Actors played 1 Static role • STYLE - IMPROVISATION • FOCUS - PERFORMERS, GAGS/"LAZZI"...
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- Spring '08
- Louis XIV of France, Moliere, King Louis, upper class citizen, strict moral code, single story line