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Fine Arts--Theatre
French Neoclassicism II
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

Louis XIV was five years old when he assumed the throne in 1643, but  Cardinal Mazarin had real power.

Entertainments identify France with person of the King

Racine became the playwright most associated with Neoclassic tragedy


Neoclassic Doctrine demanded the following of plays

             A. verisimilitude—must be true to life

             B. morality, decorum—must be moral, must display decorum

             C. universality—must have universal appeal

             D. education---to teach and to please.

Fine Arts-Theatre with dr.b