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496 B.C

Sophocles is born.

563-483 B.C

Gautama Buddha, founding figure of Buddhism.

468 B.C

Sophocles wins Athenian Prize for plays

450 B.C

Death of Alexander the Great

441 B.C and 440 B.C

1. Sophocles writes Antigone


2. Roman Famine

429 B.C

Oedipus the King (Heroic Tragedy)

430 B.C

First performance of Sophocles's Oedipus the King

411 B.C

Aristophanes, Lysistrata

406 B.C

Sophocles Dies

335 B.C

Aristotle's Poetics, six fundamentals of drama


214 B.C

Great Wall of China begun

146 B.C

Rome conquers all Greek territory

55 B.C

First stone theatre built in Rome by Julius Caesar

44 B.C

Julius Caesar assassinated

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Birth of Jesus

398 A.D

Actors denied sacraments of Catholic Church

533 A.D

Last recorded theatre performance in Rome

570 A.D

Birth of Mohammed

1300s

Beginning of the Ottoman Empire

1350

The Second Shepard's Play (mystery/cycle)

mid 1300s

Beginning of the Renaissance in Italy

1380

Kan'ami Kiyotsugu Matsukaze (noh drama)

1429

Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orleans

1492

Columbus sets sail to "discover" the Americas

1500

Everyman (morality play)

1501 and 1503

1. Michelangelo begins work on the statue David


2. DaVinci begins work on the Mona Lisa

1548

Battle of Uedahara: 1st time using guns in Japan

1558-1603

The Elizabethan Era is height of the English Renaissance

1564-1616

Shakespeare is born

1601

Shakespeare, Hamlet

1607

Jamestown Virginia is settled

1664

Moliere Tartuffe

1693-1694

Famine in France kills 2 million

1642-1715

French King Louis XIV years of reign

1748

Chikamatsu The Forty-Seven Samurai, Kabuki drama

1776

Declaration of Independence

1660-1940

Proscenium stage perfected

1861-1865

American Civil War

1879

Ibsen A Doll's House, modernism

1875

Electric lighting in theaters (London)

1904

Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, psychological realism

1927

Talking Picture

1941

Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children, Epic Theater

1944

Williams, The Glass Menagerie, poetic realism

1948

Television

1949

Miller, Death of a Salesman, post-war social realism

1957

Samuel Beckett, Endgame, Theatre of the Absurd

1961

Kennedy becomes president

1963

Kennedy Assassination and MLK "I have a dream" speech

1968

Assassinations of MILK and Robert Kennedy

early 1970s

Death of Steven Biko (South Africa)

1970s

Birth of the Feminist movement worldwide

1984

Aids virus identified

1985

August Wilson, Fences, poetic realism

1989

Exxon Valdez oil spill

1991

Tony Kushner, Angels in America, magic realism

1990

Nelson Mandela released from jail

1991

World wide web goes public

1997

Dolly the sheep is cloned