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Fine Arts--Theatre
The Nineteenth Century--Production Changes
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

Production Practices

       Drama was transformed by the demand for authenticity. This demand led to a desire to depict interiors with historical accuracy. Lighting was used, first gas, and then electricity became available in 1880.


                 1.  Mme. Vestris

                 2.  The Bancrofts


       The Theatre Regulation Act 1843 changed theatre in that it  abolished privileges of patent theatres so that any licensed theatre could perform plays of any type.


Fine Arts-Theatre with dr.b