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1-31 and 2-5-08 early theatrical records

1-31 and 2-5-08 early theatrical records - value of Art –...

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Historically many of the old theatrical collections were not saved - when we look back to antiquity we are looking and relying on relics of artistic forms (ie. Sculpture) - not much is left in books and such, but a lot more is left from decorative pieces etc. - Nothing really of written plays is left, books lost We have written records as far back as 2600 B.C.E. with the Egyptian rituals 5 th and 6 th centuries BCE; ---- The Golden Age of Classical Athens 499 (first performance) – Aeschylus – earliest greek dramatist that we still have texts from - as he begins the process, there was Sophocles, and Euripides - these are the only three tragic poets from which we still have texts. Theatre - imaginative entertainment, propaganda - Art - *** Representation/presentation
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Unformatted text preview: value of Art – formal/informal Names to know:- Tracy Davis – how we define theatre celebration, criticism, imitating, parody How theatre is produced – the stages of theatre – from rituals to million dollar broadway deals- How theatre is classified – an art form which will push us, make us think deeper- how to indetify and define art and how it entertains Politcal power/influence – Aphra Behn, first professional women playwright in English speaking world Other examples: paradise now, nazi germany, communist chine The power theatre can provide – gears and helps people relieve stress, how it does a lot to help out the neighboring community Non-traditional casting: Moliere – connects to political discussion (especially with Tartuffe)...
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