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Fine Arts--Theatre

The Nineteenth Century--World Views

What is Theatre
Festivals and Origins
Elements of Classical Tragedy
Renaissance Theatre in England
Elements of Revenge Tragedy
Elizabethan and Shakespearean Acting
French Neoclassicism
French Neoclassicism II
French Theatre--16th and 17th C.
The Nineteenth Century--World Views
The Nineteenth Century--Production Changes
Nineteenth Century--The Well-made Play
Theatre of the Absurd
Absurdism as Philosophy
Existentialism--Search for Meaning
Naturalism--Emile Zola
Realism--Henrik Ibsen
Contemporary Drama: Black Theatre

Profound intellectual changes affected life, literature, and theatre.

        In politics, there were political upheavals, rebellions, and the writings of Karl Marx that questioned the status quo.

        The social world, Comte applied the scientific method in the study of society and in writing literary criticism.        

        In science, the world turned upside down upon the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species in 1859.

        The question of what is man, a product of environment or of heredity was raised.


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