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Italian Renaissance

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Heather Marchal

on 27 February 2015

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Italian Renaissance
Commedia dell'arte was introduced
The Theatre was built in 1576
It was the first playhouse ever built
Before this they performed in courtyards, open space, or sometimes in nobles homes

Teatro Olimpico was built in 1585
It was the first covered theater
It is also the oldest Roman theater still standing
It was built by the Andrea Palladio
Sadly he had died during the building of Teatro Olimpico and his son,Silla Palladio, took over
La Mandragola was published at this time
It's considered the best comedy written during the Italian Renaissance
It was written by Niccolo Machiavelli
This play was an in-depth look into Machiavelli's world
1600 was when opera was introduced
originated in Italy
italian remains the international language of opera
the first opera was Dafne, an adaption of Greek legend, written by Camerata Fiorentina, who are wealthy Italians who studied the arts of Greece and Rome
they were trying to recreate Greek music but didn't know what it sounded like
1300s is when the Italian Renaissance began
In this time the Italian Renaissance was called Proto-Renaissance
The realism of the Italian Renaissance was developed around this time by Giotto, a painter, who developed the new form of "realism"
Giotto was one of the greatest Proto-Renaissance artist
The main art was Gothic art which was derived from the Christian Byzantine art
This art survived well into the 15th century when is was known as International Gothic
Constantinople, the center of the Byzantine Empire, falls
This forces people and works of art and literature into Italian city-states
Italian rulers start financing plays
Both of these events furthered the acknowledgment of the Italian Renaissance
This type of theatre group required no script or the basic parts of a script
The typical comedy had five-act structure and followed the pattern of exposition, complication, and resolution
Raked Stage
Became popular in the Renaissance
It is a stage set at angle so more people can see what's happening
This is where we get the term upstaging and down stage
focused on worldly subjects rather than on religious issues that had occupied medieval thinkers
emphasized the humanities-subjects such as grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history
Francesco Petrarca
considered the "Father of Humanism"
known as Petrarch
his father died he studied law with his brother
was first noticed for Africa which was about war
his writing aslo includes well-known odes to Laura, his idealized lover
traveled to Rome to accept the crown as poet laureate which is of high honor
his influence in English lasted through the 19th century
Ludovico Ariosto
he wrote Orland Furioso which was published in 1532
most celebrated narrative poem of the Italian Renaissance
began writing it in 1505
it was a conflict of war between Charles, the Holy Roman Emperor, and Agramante, King of North Africa, and Marsilio, King of Spain
studied Latin and Greek language and literature under the humanist scholar Gregorio da Spoleto
many artists have used his characters and incidents for paintings
some characters are:
funny man
il dottore
elderly man; very friendly
bostful and a coward
competes romantically
visual arts cork website
3.northern website and our drama book
shakespeare website
teatro olimpico vicenza website
emachiavelli website
kirjasto website
Prentice Hall World History textbook
poets.org website
Prentice hall world history book
Mona Lisa
Between 1503 and 1506 the Mona Lisa was being painted
Today scholars are trying to figure out who the Mona Lisa is. There are some speculations but known are for certain.
encyclopedia Britannica
It is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci
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