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Fine Arts--Theatre

Festivals and Origins

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

Dramatic festivals

    --Competitions ‑ 3 playwrights each wrote a tragedy and a satyr play,

    over 3 days, winner chosen by 10 judges, one from each tribe, 5

    votes were drawn showing the combination of human judgment

    and divine will.

IV.  Origins of the drama

    A. Aristotle ‑ Drama came from choral experience, the

    ritualistic choric dithyramb.

    B. Literary theory ‑ drama was a literary invention of a

    person, using elements already present in the culture.

    C.  Which theory do you support? Why?

    D. Thespis innovations

        1. Plot

        2. Actor

        3. Unpainted linen masks

        4. 1st touring group

    E. pratein ‑ to do (imitation of an action) praxis

    F. Solon ‑ Salamis debate ‑ impersonated another

    G. Aeschylus ‑ introduced second actor

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