DRAM 201 Lecture Notes - Colley Cibber, Henry Irving, Nicholas Pennell

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Dram 200 Theatre History
November 20, 2012
Fifteen Degrees of Separation
0. William Shakespeare (Writer, 1564-1616)
1. Richard Burbage (Actor, 1567-1619)
2. Joseph Taylor (Actor, d. 1652)
3. Charles Hart (Young actor actor, 1625-1683)
4. Thomas Betterton (Actor, 1635-1710)
5. Colley Cibber (Young actor- actor, 1671-1757)
6. Charles Macklin (Actor-Villains, 1699-1797)
7. David Garrick (Actor, 1717-1779)
8. Sarah Siddons (Actress, 1757-1831)
9. Edmund Kean (Actor, 1787-1833)
10. William Chippendale (1801-1888)
11. Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905)
12. Evelyn Russell (c. 1880-1970)
13. Nicholas Pennell (1939-1995)
14. Craig Walker
15. ME :D
Elizabeth 1 and the rise of Professionalism - 1558-1603
- 1558-72 # of acting companies rises to 90
- 72 London companies with noble patronage is okay, banning all others.
1576
- First permament public playhouse THE THEATRE (Shoreditch)
- First permanent private playhouse - BLACKFRIARS (Boy companies)
o Flag up means the Theatre is active with companies
The University Wits
- Trained in classical lit. at Oxford and Cambridge (Gorbuduc ??)
John Lyly (1554-1606)
- Developed anththesis and psychology in Euphes
George Peele (1557-96)
- Elements of naturalism, gentle sature
Robert Greene (1558-92, Cambridge)
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