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THEA 200 Appreciation of TheatreProfessor LehmanEXAM III ReviewAsian TheatreIndian theatre: The Natyasastra, kathakali, “flavors” or “rasas” of Sanskrit dramaJapanese theatre: Noh (theory of Zeami), Kabuki, BunrakuChinese theatre: the “Pear Garden”Italian Renaissancetheatre revival of classical texts neoclassical ideals (verisimilitude, decorum, no mixing of genres, unities of time, place and action)development of scenery and technology (perspective, proscenium, Torelli, the chariot and pole system) Commedia dell arte: scenarios, improvisation, stock characters, lazzi, use of slapstickElizabethan theatre- religious plays outlawedInfluences on playwrights: Humanism, history, SenecaShakespeare (1564-1616) and Christopher Marlowe, the “mighty line” (iambic pentameter)Acting companies (shareholders, hirelings, apprentices)French neoclassical (17thcentury) theatreCorneille The Cid , Racine Phaedra,Moliere TartuffeRestoration theatreCharles II restored to throne (1660)

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