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TH English Ren

Theatre History, English Renaissance

The Puritans A member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries advocated strict religious discipline along with simplification of the ceremonies and creeds of the Church of England.
Anglican Church the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the Sovereign as its temporal head
Spanish Armada Spanish-controlled fleet which sailed against England in 1588, with the intention of escorting an invading army across the southern North Sea
Interludes in medieval england, short dramatic pieces, usually presented between courses of a banquet.
Comedy of Humours Form of comedy, based on roman comedy, stresses ridcule directed at charcaters who are dominated by a single trait to a point of obession.
Iambic Pentameter a system of meter in poetry, that comes naturally in english
Metaphor A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one object or idea is applied to another, thereby suggesting a likeness or analogy between them.
Simile figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as
Master of Revels the official issuer of licenses to theatres and theatrical companies and the censor of publicly performed plays.
The masque A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Ben Jonson 1st english playright to champion neo-classical principals,developed the commedy of hummors, saw playwrighting as a literary form.
William Shakespeare Best playwright ever
Richard Burbage leading actor in Lord chamberlan's men, most famous elizabethan performer
Elizabeth I Queen
Christopher Marlowe 1st dramatist in elizabethan times, one of the univercity wits. "mighty line"
Will Kempe Famous cometic actor in Lord chamberlans men
Henry VIII King
Inigo Jones Started scenic design in england. big in spectacle
How were Elizabethan acting companies organized? had to be sponcered by a baron or higher, shareholers: elite members of the company, owned part of the troupe.Hirelings: actors contracted for a specific period of time and specific payApprentices: young performers traning for the proffesion, under shareh
What do we associate with Jacobean drama? more specticle
What are the characteristics of Elizabethan drama? no neoclassical unities, borrowed from greeks and romans, soliloqui
What were the types of early English Renaissance drama? Interludes and School drama
What were the differences between the public and private theaters? Public: Outdoors, bigger. Private: Indoor, smaller, seats for all, more expencive.
How was theater regulated during this period? the government
What were the essential architectural elements of the Globe theater? PLatform stage, spectators 3 sides, 3 stories on enclosed seats
What was the role of women in the English theater during this period? none
What kind of scenery and costumes were used in the theater? basic props and what they were wearing.
Created by: hioo1