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THEATRE’S RENAISSANCE (VIast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/12/18) REFORMATION DRAMA introduction: The Protestant Reformation in Germany produced hundreds of short dramatic interludes designed to popularize the new teachings among the people. Some of these were performed, while others circulated as dialogues in cheap pamphlets. The … Continue reading

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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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OPERARE IN DRAMA

Opera: Modernized Ancient Greek Drama Opera started as an attempt to recreate Greek Drama. All of the characters in early Operas are taken directly from Greek and Roman mythology, and many have the same plots as Ancient Greek Tragedies, although … Continue reading

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Le citoyen dans le théâtre grec classique (c last)

(POURSUIT A PARTIR DE   29/07/12) II. Quelques énigmes interprétatives. Nous présenterons ici sommairement quelques pièces dont l’interprétation fait difficulté, et qui illustrent ainsi les limites du rôle didactique du théâtre. Si le citoyen ne comprend pas ou n’est pas sûr … Continue reading

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ΔΡΑΜΑ – ΚΩΜΩΔΙΑ – ΤΡΑΓΩΔΙΑ

ΤΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΟ ΔΡΑΜΑΑν θα έπρεπε να αναζητήσουμε τις ρίζες του θεάτρου θα χρειαστεί να ταξιδέψουμε αρκετές εκατοντάδες χρόνια πριν. Η απαρχή του αρχαίου ελληνικού δράματος, και κατ’ επέκταση του θεάτρου, εντοπίζεται στις θρησκευτικές τελετουργίες των πρώτων κοινωνιών. Μαζί με τα … Continue reading

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Le citoyen dans le théâtre grec classique (b)

(POURSUIT A PARTIR DE   8/09/11) 2) Les ambiguïtés d’une telle organisation Nous avons déjà évoqué le caractère ambigu d’une telle organisation. S’agissait-ild’inciter les citoyens à profiter d’une liberté exceptionnelle en se rendant aux concoursdramatiques, ou, plutôt, de contrôler leur culture … Continue reading

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Le citoyen dans le théâtre grec classique (a)

  La démocratie athénienne en scène : représentations du citoyen dans le théâtre grec classique IntroductionLe problème abordé La question que nous aborderons ici est celle de la façon dont le théâtre grec classique, qui était bien à concevoir comme … Continue reading

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TA TRIPLOA DIONYSIA- Rite for the Third Birth of Dionysos

(CONTINUED FROM  9/01/10) BY Apollonius Sophistes H: Tell myth: O Muse, recount the wondrous plan of Zeus!He sewed the baby in His groin, a Childwithin a man! and journeyed to the East,to Eos’ shining realm, the Land of Dawn,the Kingdom … Continue reading

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