London was a rapidly growing city of 20,000 people
o A diversity of social classes and types who mingled freely in the streets
o New Merchant class. New markets. New wealth.
o England became the most powerful naval nation.
Tartuffe Lecture Notes
Now we get to the part of the course I personally find more intriguing
Plays that actually changed society.
Had an impact on social outlook.
Challenged the norm and caused shock waves.
With no tv, movies, radio or internet
Theatre and Society
Same Sex Relationships
Same sex relationships are becoming more and more acceptable in todays
world. People are learning to accept the fact that some people are attracted to and
want to be with the same sex as they are. A same sex rela
Pygmalion is just one of many plays that we have read throughout the semester that
demonstrates the role of women and gender within different societies. In the play Pygmalion, the
audience can see how men treated women differently a
Theatre and Society
Christianity, the worlds most common religion has effects on many people. The
religion of Christianity is simply to believe the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians
believe they must live to the words of the lord and ab
The story spans about 40 years, beginning aboard the showboat Cotton Blossom in the
1880s, on the Mississippi River near Natchez, Mississippi. A riverboat gambler, Gaylord
Ravenal, comes aboard and is taken with Magnolia, an aspiring p
SOUTH PACIFIC 1949
Also by Oscar Hammerstein. Now working with Richard Rogers.
On a South Pacific island during World War II, a U.S. Navy nurse, Ensign Nellie
Forbush, falls in love with a middle-aged French plantation owner, Emile de
A Dolls House was published in 1879.
Women couldnt vote in Norway until 1913.
He was over 50 when the play brought him fame.
Darwins Origin of Species was translated into Scandinavian shortly
before Ibsen started work on the play.
o Evolution pe
RAISIN IN THE SUN lecture notes.
POEM by Langston Hughes.:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over
Like a syrupy sweet?
Beautiful Things notes
Tescos supermarket chain. Like Krogers.
Reference to Gazzas tears: Soccer player Phil Gasgoine.
(The David Beckham of the early 90s). When an ill-judged
yellow card denied him a potential place in the 1990 World Cup
Greek and Oedipus Notes
DIONYSIS o God of grape / wine
o Ritual madness
o The protector of those who do not belong to conventional society
o Everything which
Escapes human reason an
Medieval Lecture Notes
And by the end of the Roman Empire plays were no longer a popular art form.
Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal.
Emperor Theodosius made any other form of worship ILLEGAL
o Christianity the state church of the R
THEATRE IN SOCIETY Lecture Notes
Ive never taught this before.
Discover what is of the most value to you as we go.
o Were going to go on the journey together.
Why I got rid of text book
o History of theater is of great value when its your profession.
Besides the uncomfortable chairs and the computer going out on us for a
presentation, one thing that I think would help for this class is if we had notes before a
lecture. It is hard enough to take notes because of not being able