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Playwrights Comp.

2b or not 2b

Aristotle Ancient Greece - art is imitation - catharsis
Euripides Ancient Greece The Cyclops, Trojan Women, Medea - prologue - created deus ex machina - wrote only surviving satyr play - pathos
Menander Ancient Greece Dyskolos (The Grouch) - new comedies
Sophocles Ancient Greece Oedipus Rex, Ajax, Antigone - third actor, conspiracy - scene painting, periaktoi - eliminated trilogic form
Terence Rome Hecyra, Adelphoe (mother-in-law, brothers) - influenced by Meander - sung dialogue - complex plots
Platus Rome Aulularia, Miles Gloriosus (pot of gold, braggart warrior) - inspired new comedies - slapstick comedy, songs
Seneca (the Younger) Rome Octavia - Greek inspired tragedies - closet dramas - 5 act play - violence on stage
Clergy Medieval "Quem Quaeritis," Saint, Mystery, Morality, Passion plays - religion - 4 line dramatization -heaven & hell
Anon Medieval Everyman - names were character descriptions - only grace would accompnay
Thomas Norton, Thomas Sackville Elizabethan Gorboduc - first English play to use blank verse
Nicholas Udall Elizabethan Ralph Roister Doister - comedy - inspired by Plautus
Christopher Marlowe Elizabethan Tamburlaine, Jew of Malta, Dr. Faustus - blank verse - melodramatic
Ben Johnson Elizabethan The Alchemist, Volpone, Every Man in His Humor - father of English comedy - edited Shakespeare’s first folio
William Shakespeare Elizabethan tragedies, histories, comedies* - blank verse - brilliance is depth in works
Aeschylus Ancient Greece The Persians, The Oresteia—Agamemnon - father of tragedy - introduced second actor; antagonist - reduced chorus
Aristophanes Ancient Greece The Clouds, The Wasps, The Frogs, and Lysistrata (m) - first master of comedy - old, middle, and new comedy
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