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Fine Arts--Theatre

What is Theatre

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

I. What is theatre?

    A. Difference between theatre and drama

    B. Ceremonies, rituals and theatre

    C.  Actors, audience and place for performance

    D.  Text and performance

    E.  Thread followed through human culture

    F. Theatre in everyday life

    G. Elements of theatre (space, audience, performers, visual,

    dramatic structure, human subject matter)

II. Greek drama and the polis

    A. What is the community spirit that binds the Greeks?

    B. What is the relationship between the people, religion and

    politics in Greek society?

    C.  Polis ‑ characteristic form of political organization.

    D. Who are the citizens of Athens?

    300,000 people; 40,000 vote; 110,000 slaves

    E. Women ‑ citizens with cults reserved to them, could not

    enter into any transaction, could not own property with

    the exception of clothes, jewelry and personal slaves.


Fine Arts-Theatre with dr.b