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THEA 2012 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Vanishing Point, Tybalt, Intermezzo

Italian Renaissance Theatre (late 1300s 1600) Historical Background - Cultural center of Europe was Italy. - Historians in 1800s believed learning had stopped during the Middle Ages and came back in the 1300-1400s and name...

Theatre
THEA 2012
Jure Gantar
THEA 2012 Lecture 1: Jan 7 - Intro to EMT.docx

Early Modern TheatreKya MoseyWednesday, January 7, 2015 Intro to Early Modern Theatre Intro -What else could theatre be? -Renaissance period •Renewal of interest in works of classical Greece and Rome •Italian scholars redi...

Theatre
THEA 2012
D.Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Noh, Tokugawa Shogunate

October 28 Japanese Noh Theatre An unbroken tradition -unlike other classical theatre, noh is still performed today, in an unbroken tradition lasting hundreds of years, so we can ...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Dharma

October 21 Classical Indian Theatre The caste system -like all ancient societies, India was strictly hierarchical 0the caste system separated Indians into a multitude of social r...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Gladiator

October 5, 2011 Theatre of Ancient Rome -After Athens the Hellenistic period (4th-1st entry BC) -Hellenistic Period is the period between the decline of Athens and rise of the Roman Emp...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Extraversion And Introversion

October 17 The Sanskrit Theatre of India -Centres of written theatre in the ancient world: -Greece and Rome -India -China -Japan -Mesoam...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Ancient Greek Comedy

October 12 Roman Comedy Costumes and masks - The characters wore costumes as greeks -The sillier characters wore grotesque masks and padding -But the heros and heroines wore mor...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Lysistrata

September 28, 2011 Greek Comedy -Simply called "comedy" by greeks -Only the comidies of Aristophanes have survived. Some scholars thus prefer to call old comedy "Aristophanic Comedy"...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Scenography, Cave Painting

September 12, 2011 The First Theatre -“The Persians”from 472 BC from ancient Greece, oldest surviving play -Earlier plays from Greec, but lost now -Written plays aren’t only kind of plays -Greeks didn’t ïnven”th...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Parodos

September 19, 2011 -Greek plays didn’t have stage directions – added in by translater -Be sceptical when reding stage directions in greek plays -All Actors males, even in womens parts -Masks: all actors wearing mask...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Dramatic Theory, Hamartia

September 21, 2011 Trojan War -A barbarian trojan stole the greek queen of Sparta. -The greeks unite against the barbarians and defeat them Tragedy -Some greek tragedies have happy endings -They are distinguished from co...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Theatre Of Ancient Greece, Dithyramb, Aeschylus

September 16, 2011 Greek Tragedy -Ancient Greek theatre had long tradition of storytelling; Iliad and Odyssey may derive from epic oral songs -Greeks themselves had different ...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Zeami Motokiyo, Dramatic Theory, Noh

October 31 Noh theatre Stage assistants -stage assistants sit beid the musicians -they bring on and adjusts props/costumes in full view of the audience Dramatic theory -Ze...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Ancient Greek Comedy, Athenian Democracy

October 7, 2011 New Comedy in Ancient Rome -Old Comedy died with the Athenian democracy -it's topical satire was too extreme for authoritarian rulers -New comedy was pioneered by Mehander...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol
THEA 2011 Lecture Notes - Indian Classical Drama, Dramatic Theory

October 19 Classical Indian Theatre Indian Dramatic theory -The Natysastra is a work of dramatic theory, written around the same time as Kalidasa’s plays -Our knowledge about Sanskr...

Theatre
THEA 2011
David Nicol

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