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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (V)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/09/17) The Renaissance Theater in Northern Europe Trends. At the dawn of the sixteenth century, humanism gradually gained popularity among educated townspeople and court circles in Northern Europe. At court, the fashion for Antiquity left its mark … Continue reading

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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (IV)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  13/12/16) Neoclassicism in France From 1550 to 1570 The 17th century in France, the age of the sun-king Louis XIV, witnessed the rise of the neoclassical ideal and, with it, France’s three greatest masters of the drama: Corneille, … Continue reading

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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (III)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/4/16) Spanish Theatre During and after the Renaissance The Spanish Golden Age (the Siglo de Oro in Spanish) was a period of high artistic activity and achievement that lasted from about 1580 to 1680. During this time … Continue reading

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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (II)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/06/15) Elizabethan Theatres Two kinds: Outdoor or “public” Indoor or “private” Both were open to anyone who could pay, but the private theatres cost more, were smaller, and had a more select audience. Nine Public playhouses were … Continue reading

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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (I)

Introduction to Theatre during the Renaissance The rebirth of the theatre in Europe took on at least two directions. The first direction was based upon the recreation of the past in a movement we call Neoclassicism. Theatre arts under this … Continue reading

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