itp elizabethan theatre and english rennaissance

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Department
Drama
Course
THEA-UT 510
Professor
davidjenkins
Semester
Fall

Description
~~~~ Elizabethan theatre/English renaissance -House of Tudor in power, strong central gov, religious conflicts -Humanism coming to England University wits – educated writers -Thomas Kyd, John Lyly (Pastoral comedy, fairy tales), Robert Green (pastoral/romantic comedies, resourceful heroines), Christopher Marlowe Thomas Kyd – (University Wit) The Spanish tragedy, most popular drama in 1500's Christopher Marlowe – best verse, story, structure. wrote Dr. Faustus, Jew of Malta, Edward II Inn yards – similar to corrales, raised platforms with balconies for viewing Bear Baiting Rings – place for animal sports in London, tormenting bulls and bears James Burbage – carpenter, built The Theatre, Curtain Theatre, Blackfriar's theatre Richard Burbage – son of James, first leading English actor, ex. Lear, Hamlet, Richard II The Theatre, 1576 – Built by James Burbage, first permanent theatre in England, built outside city boundaries because mayor of London forbad it De Witt Sketch – Only illustration of an Elizabethan t
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