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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Semiotics, Connotation, Denotation
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Semiotics Comes from linguists About the study of language as a system Relationship between parts studies system of language Meaning is created as a system to the whole, the study of language is a system or part of ...

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Kelsey Blair
THTR 210 Lecture 9: Hamlet
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Topic Sentences: 1. Argument in and of themselves. 2. Connected to the main argument for the paper. Why use them: orient your reader Forefront your argument Renaissance Play titles are always in italics Never have a quotat...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Zeami Motokiyo, Japanese Aesthetics, Speaking Parts
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Historical Context: 1192: empower gives up power to shogun- military dictator Strictly renamed feudal system Samurai were distinguished by getting to wear 2 swords Japanese theatre included, masks, characters, jewelry...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Yuan Dynasty, Zaju, Kunqu
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Guan Hanqin During Kublai khans reign (1260-1294) Might be a physician, never an official Known as playboy of the Grand Capitol (Beijing) Famous for the ordinary but powerful female characters in his plays 3 plays s...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Henry Iv Of France, Verisimilitude, Innamorati
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Plays before 1600 there was a range of theatre performances back in the renaissance in Europe Religious plays 15 cent, commercial media del arte, parades, etc. Parades lead to Audience would be lead int...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Liturgical Drama, Feudalism
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Liturgical drama at first staged in monasteries or churches and at first only monasteries attended but was later opened up to others in 13th-14th century. Religious drama that is sung or changed, relates to the Bible...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Guan Hanqing
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Guan Hanqing one of the most revered playwrights in Chinese theatre history Snow in midsummer is one of the most frequently performed plays and adapted works of Chinese Theatre He lived through two different reigns/dyn...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Thomas Killigrew, Proscenium, Anne Bracegirdle
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Timeline 1603: Queen Elizabeth I dies leaving the throne open 1603: James VI of Scotland takes over throne 1625: James Dies; Charles I assumes throne 1629: Charles I reign was marked by much war Tension between mon...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Intersectionality, Canoness, Postfeminism
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Mon Oct 1: Dulcitus Fall of Western Roman Empire 476 CE: a gradual process that begin with the Gothic Wars 330 CE 1453 Eastern Empire existed Early Middle Ages 1000 CE (Dark Ages): defined by lack of stability at instituti...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Pseudolus, Plautus
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Language of Pseudolus Plautus known for wordplay Plays on words Establish character as being witty and smart as a slave and not subservient Identifies pseudolus is the character to identify with Genre Comedy and Drama Genr...

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THTR 210 Lecture 3: Women in Ancient Greece
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ekkylema makes people gags, surprising, people dont know what they are going to see. Women in Ancient Greece Medea is a sense of God from a Machine Since Medea always had semidivine power Polis vs. Oikos Polis city, public...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Coryphaeus, Dithyramb, Sophocles
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Ancient Greek Theatre Oedipus Rex Key terms for studying theatre Drama a word used to describe plays, collective or singular key terms for describing drama: script. dramatic text, playtext Theatre A) live performances for...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Hamartia, Mimesis, Euripides
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Mimesis leads to Catharsis Catharsis the purging or pent up emotions or energy A result of recognition and reversal (alongside other elements) According to Aristotle, essential for theatres function (its roles in society) ...

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THTR 210 Lecture 4: Ancient Rome and Pseudolys
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Ancient Rome Two phases Republic: 509 BCE to 27 BCE Empire: 27 BCE to 476 BE Little theatrical activity in the Empire The main problem of the empire was the control of all of its cities and people. There was an immense amo...

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THTR 210 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Theatre Of Ancient Greece, Laius, Mimesis
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Oedipus The King Lecture 2 Sophocles 496406 BCE inspired by Oedipus myth: writes trilogy: antigone; oedipus the king; oedipus colonos Credited with adding a third actor and increasing the chorus from 12 to 15 players One o...

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