DRM 100Y1 Lecture - Oct 8th 2013.docx

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Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Noam Lior

DRM 100Y1 October 7 , 2013 English Renaissance Comedy James Burbage (1530-1597) Actor, producer, theatre impresario 1576: James Burbage builds a playhouse Exciting foreign-sounding name: The Theatre Purpose-built performance building, designed for commercial playing Feudalism Approx. 9 -15 centuries, across Europe The stirrup controversy (Lynn White Jr. 1962) Top-down hierarchy, absolute rule System of land management: king owns lands, bestows upon nobles the right to use lands; nobles control lands, lease out to peasants; peasants do all the farming, pay taxes/tribute Stirrup allowed for sword-fighting and lancing, changed the world Great Chain of Being/Scala Natura Aristotelian concept applied both in Middle Ages and Renaissance Sequence of hierarchies and equivalences Fractal mode: infinitely repeatable The Universe God Angels Humans Animals Plants Minerals/inanimate objects Demons/the damned The Kingdom King Dukes Earls Barons Knights Peasants Slaves The Household Father/husband Son(s) Wife Daughter(s) Servants The Renaissance What is it? Where did it come from? How did it come to be? Renaissance – rebirth Re-emergence of classical Rome (and Greece, sort of) into early modern Europe Literally: hundreds of books, scrolls, pamphlets are transferred from Constantinople and the byzantine empire, imported into Italy and the rest of Europe Massive translation projects (e.g. Toledo), renewed study of classical texts and ideas Renaissance humanism Infuse Christian doctrine with classical (roman/pagan) learning Emphasis on human potential and achievement Philosophical investigation: art, architecture, optics, biology, zoology, botany, and geography Beginnings of scientific method (“natural philosophy”) Renaissance art Painting: perspective, chiaroscuro, anatomy Sculpture: anatomical realism, classical/Christian fusion Music: beginnings of composition (still within the church), devotional music Architecture: decorative (sculptural) elements, classical influences The Renaissance Cultural movement Specific to Europe Relates to developments in art, culture, philosophy, education The Early Modern Peri
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