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Evolution of Drama

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Katelyn Hill

on 7 September 2016

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Evolution of Drama
Medieval "DARK AGES"
Repertory System, Only Males
No same plays in 1 week
Little to no scenery
the Restoration
The romantic Theater
Works Cited
Gascoigne, Bamber. "HistoryWorld - Theatre Timeline." HistoryWorld - Theatre Timeline. N.p., 2001. Web. 07 Sept. 2016.
Modern Theater
"Makers of Modern Theatre." (2004): n. pag. 2004. Web. 7 Sept. 2016.
Plays created to honor their gods
1-3 Actors
Chorus an active part of each play
Realism- to allow actor to become the character
The theaters stage has real wall sets.
Naturalism- everything directed from real life
comic realism addressed social issues
Epic Theater- aimed at intellect rather than emotion
Revolt against French Lit.
Freedom in writing
Allows for disjointed action
More actors on stage
After an 18 year ban.
To celebrate the end of puritan rule.
Often immoral
Restoration comedy's were exaggerations of society
common themes of social anxiety's
Ferreir, Kristy, and Shanna O’Berry. "Restoration Theatre." Politics, Literary Culture, & Theatrical Media in London: 1625-1725 | Restoration Theatre. University of Massachusetts, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2016.
little government at the time
church dictated
very little since of history
aimed to teach or reinforce Church doctrine
evil is punished
god and his plan
Trumbull, Eric W. "Introduction to Medieval Theatre." Introduction to Theatre -- Medieval Theatre. NOVA, 16 Nov. 2007. Web. 07 Sept. 2016.
The Definition of Drama
"the art or activity of performing a role in a play, show, etc."

Works Cited
"The Rise of Romanticism." The Rise of Romanticism. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2016.
Halliday, Shakespeare Companion, p. 374; Chambers, Elizabethan Stage, Vol. 3, p. 396, reflects earlier interpretations of the identity of the Hieronimo play.
"Ancient Greek Theatre." Greek Theatre. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2016.
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