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3 major playwrites
1) Terence
2) Plautus
3) Seneca
Roman Festivals
Ludi-Sept
Ludi Plebil -Nov
Ludi Meglense -July
Ludi Florales -April
Byzantine Empire
the empire had a thriving trade, successful military, and highly developed culture, including theater
Horswitha
a religious leader ( a noble woman) started the theater up again, 1st woman play wright
Pageant/wagon
it was used to describe teh play itself, the spectacle of the plays in preformance, and also the vehicle on which the presentation was staged. a moble stage like a pariade
Eastern Theater was called
Noh a Japanese drama
Noh had 3 stages
jo
ha
kyu
Noh plays had 5 subjects
god
man
woman
insanity
demon
Dance was fundimental to what eastern theater
Noh
Corpus Chrisity Play
play in june Honors the sacriment of bread and wine
Cycle Play
Medieval dramas covering the "cycle" of history from the creation of the world to the doomsday.
Miracle Play
Medieval play treating the lives of saints
Morality Play
Allegorical medieval play, like everyman, that depicts the eternal struggle between good and evil that transpires in the world, using characters like vice, virture, wisdom, and so on.
Play Everyman
author unknow written during the mediveal period
2nd shepards play
is an elaboration of a single sentence form the New testament and the play was taken from Luke 2;8
Roman Comedy's
delt with affairs of the middle class
most infulintal dramitst befor shakespear
christphor marlowe
John lyly
Thomas Kyd
Two topes of Renaissance period
out door/public
indoor/privite
Shakespear made his mare in
the Elizabethan theaters
Audience of the Renaisssance for public theaters
were more like the medieval ones, bu tmre urbanized and probaly more sophisticated. It did not include the poor or the very rich
Golden Age
(England, Spain)
The public theaters of Spain, like the English, remained essentially edieval.
Pit
Area of the audience on the ground floor and adjacent to the stabe
Private Theater
(Elizibethian)
indoor theaters that were open to the public but were expensive because of their relatively limited seating capacity
Public Theater
(Elizibethian)
Because larger than indoor theaters, public theaters tend to be relativelty inexpensive and so attracted a general audience
Renaissance
New birth, refers to the renewed interest in teh learning ans culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
Corral Del Cruz & Corral del Principe
were both outdoor theaters with thrust stages.
Humanism
The philosophy that believes that people should be at teh center of tehir own deepest concerns
medieval Clutrue and theaters
plays had strong sence of morlaity and christians
Cultural shift
took drama out of the church
Medieval
gounded in theology
during the cultural shift the people
had gotten away from the latin language
Preformances were held when
spring and summer
two types of stages
fixed
moviable
Traits of Greek theater
associated with Greek Religion
a form of polytheism (many gods)
Greek religion was both priviate and public
Religion was expressed in major festivals( to a sepicific god)
3 festavials in Athens Grease
1) Dionysus
2) Rural Dionysis
3) lenaia
Greek theaters was only preformed
only on special occasions and festivals
Greek theater had a
Choral
Corus
a group of men who dressed alike wer masked alike, moved,sang and spoke together most of the time
The Ritual heory
proposes that Greek drama evolved from early religious ritual devoted tothe god Dinysus
The Great man Theory
some scholars propose that the apperance of tragedy and comedy arose as creative acts of human genius
The Storytelling Theory
the idea here is that storytellers would naturally tend to elaborate parts of the telling by impersonating teh various characters, using appropriate voice and movement
The Dance Theory
the idea here is that dancers first imitated the physical behavior of animals and humans
2 playwright of Greece
Thespis
Aeschylus
Thespis
wrote tragedies using only one actor and a chorus
Aeschylus
probably introduced a second actory therby permitting change to occur within the play
Sophocles
was credited with adding thethird actor and with changing practices in scenic painting and costuming
Euripides
became a pacifist and political gadfly, plays less exalted and more realistic.
Chorus
a group of men who sang, chanted, spoke, and moved,usually in unision, and who with the actors, preformed the plays.
Hellenstic Age
that period of Greek history dating from teh coming of Alexander the Great
In theater architecture, those Greek theaters built during the Hellenistic period.
Middle comedy
That transitional kind of Greek comedy dating form c404BCthe defeat of Athens by Sparta to 336 BC the beginning of the Hellenistic age
Mime
A kind of drama in which unmasked actory of both sexes portaryed often bawdy and obsscene stories
Sanskrit Drama
Drama of ancient India
Terence
Publius Terentus Afer
Slave brought over from Aferica but was freed. wrote about everyday life.
delt, with well to do and middle classes
Terence's plays
The self torment
The eunuch
The phormio
The mother in law
The brother
The Girl from Andros