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Hrosvitha
(Medieval)
-first recognized female playwright
-adapted the play "Terance", to bring attention to agressive male behavior
-her play was never preformed in her lifetime.
Quem quaeritis trope
(Medieval)
-litterally means "whom do you seek"
-musical passage about christs tomb.
-a short litergical drama
mansion and platea
(Medieval)
two basic spatial elements whcih were employed for staging litergical dramas in the church.
The Second Shepherds' Play
(Medieval)
It's the precursor to the present day nativity scene.
-basically its a story leading up to the nativity scene
-also showed how people acted back then.
secrets master
(Medieval)
-was a person hired to stage and create special effects for theater performances.
intermezzi
(Italian)
-a sort of brief entertainment between acts of a staged play.
Aminta
(Italian)
a pastorl play about a reluctant woman, until she sees the extents at which Aminta will go to whoo her(Jumps off cliff). His fall is broken by bushes, and then he is revived by the magic of the sacred kiss.
lazzi
(Italian)
-in comedia dell'arte, comic pieces of buisness repeatedly used by characters.
Teatro Olimpica
(Italian)
-The oldest surviving theater constructed during the Italian Renaissance.
-The first production in this theatre was King Oedipus.
-constructed in 1584.
Teatro Farnese
(Italian)
-completed in 1618, seated 3,500 people, and also had an orchestra pit that could be flooded.
-what was revolutionary about this theater was its procenium arch.
- its famous because it is still standing today.
Ralph Roister Doister
(english)
-an english Renaissance play that was only performed in schools
-a comedy based on Roman models, but also included medieval elements.
"university wits"
(english)
-university grans or professionals who wrote plays based on Roman models, and included medieval aspects as well.
The First Folio
(english)
-a completed printed form of shakespeares work, edited by two of his collegues.
Tiring House
(english)
-three story stage house built behind a raised platform stage.
Hotel de Bourgogne
(French)
-first theater constructed in a permanent way after the Romans + the people who built it were "Confrerie de la Passion"
"spoken decor"
(English)
-when the characters would explain the scenery around them.
Confrerie de la Passion
(French)
-beginning of the French neo-classical
-religious groups in Paris who performed religious plays.
Moliere
(French)
-royal upholsterer
-professional playwright & actors, he wrote Tartuffe but was hated by the Catholic Church.
-was denied a proper burial& exposed the hypocritic society.
societarires and pensionnaries
(French)
#1- share holders in the French acting troupe.
#2- contracted to perform minor roles.
The Comedie Francaise
-state theater of France. Also known as La Maison de Molière, it was officially established by Louis XIV in 1680.