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Giovanni Nesti

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Transcript of 1600/1700

By Romans
Dramatic literature or drama
Comedy writer

William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe

- Romeo and Juliet
- Macbeth
- King Lear
- Hamlet
- Othello
- Titus Andronicus
- Julius Caesar
- Antony and Cleopatra
- Coriolanus
- Troilus and Cressida
- Timon of Athens
- The Leena Bible

- Dido, Queen of Carthage
- Tamburlaine
- The Jew of Malta
- Doctor Faustus
- Edward II
- The Massacre at Paris
The new dramatic genres

very rapidly.
XIX century
In this century the English Theatre is damaged by the influence of cinemas and televisions. The theatre is too expensive and people can't afford it, they prefer going to the cinema.
Between XVI and XVII centuries
Oscar Wilde
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life"
George Bernard Shaw
"A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell"
"An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship "
"Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do"
John Osborne
John Arden
16 October 1854- 30 November 1900
One of the most successful playwrights of 1890s
Became the icon of the dandy
Sent to prison for homosexual offences
Died in poverty in Paris
The life
The style
art for art's sake
Dandy (cult of beauty-sensation)
Witness (shock)
The importance of being Earnest
The picture of Dorian Grey

The importance of being Earnest
Satirical comedy
Against the social conventions (Ex:marriage)
Humour and witty dialogues
The life
29 July 1856 - 2 November 1950
Ardent socialist
Awarded both Nobel Prize in literature (1925) and Oscar (1938)
Themes: social problems and class privilege, but with a vein of comedy

The Philander
Mrs Warren’s profession

Talks with sarcasm about prostitution
John Dryden
attacks on married life
- Astraea Redux
The Indian Emperor
- An Evening's Love
- Tyrannick Love
- Marriage A-la-Mode
- The Conquest of Granada
- All for Love
John Fletcher
The most important plays :
- The Faithful Shepherdess
- Valentinian
- Monsieur Thomas
- The Tamer Tamed, o The Woman's Prize
- Bonduca
- The Chances
- Wit Without Money
- The Mad Lover
- The Loyal Subject

XX century
XVII century
Francis Beaumont
XVIII century
not great names
the fortune of novel
comedy = sentimental
tragedy = chronicle of daily misfortune
John Gay
The Beggar's opera
corruption of the
governing class
patronage by Duchess of Queensberry
Colley Cibber
much ridiculed
and derided
Love's last shift
The Careless Husband
women who reform their unfaithful husbands
reconciliation scene
almost all his dramas with John Fletcher
Cupid's Revenge
The Scornful Lady
Elizabethan theater
The most important Shakespearean tragedies are:
Some Marlowe's plays are:
- The Tempest (commedia), 1667( La tempesta of Shakespeare )
The most important dramatists between XVII-XX ct
Doina Arnaut
Michela Malpassi
Sara Natali
Giovanni Nesti
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