5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Comedy of Manners
- closet drama
- a The representation of serious and important actions that lead to a disastrous end for the protagonist.
- b the song for the entrance of the chorus
- c a play or dramatic poem designed to be read aloud rather than performed.
- d A realistic form of comic drama that flourished with seventeenh-century playwrights. Deals with the social relations and sexual intrigues of sophicsticated, intelligent, upper-class men and women, whose verbal fencing and witty repartee produce the prinicipal comic effects. Stereo-typed characters from contemporary life.
- e arena theater with rising tiers around a central open space
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 3 priniples of good drama laid down by Italian literary critics in 16th century in order to give it a cohesive & complete integrity: action, time, place.
- Incongruous imitation of either the style or subject matter of a serious genre, humorous due to the diparity between the treatment and the subject.
- A form of comic drama developed by guilds of professional Italian actors in the mid-16th century. Playing stock characters, masked players improvised diaologue around a given scenarios (with a brief outlinejmakring entrances and main course of action). In a typical play a pair of young lovers (played without masks), aided by a clever servant (Harlequin), outwit older masked characters.
- direct description, revelation by other characters, self-revelation
- A short secular song for three or more voices arranged in counterpoint. It is often about love or pastoral themes. Originated in Italy in the 14th century and enjoyed great success during the Elizabethan Age.
5 True/False Questions
Slapstick comedy → A genre using devisive humor to ridicule human weakness and folly or attack political injustices and incomptetence. Often focuses on ridiculing characters or killjoys, who resist the festive mood of comedy. Such characters, called humors, are often characterized by one dominant personality trait or ruling obsession.
Restoration period → After 1660 when Charles II was restored to the English throne and reopeed the London playhouses which had been closed by the Puritans, who considered theater immoral.
tragic flaw → An error or weakness on the part of the protagonist that aids in bringing about his or her reversal of fortune.
cothurni → A literary work aimed at amusing an audience. One of the basic modes of storytelling and can be adapted to most literary forms-from poetry to flim. Action often involves the adventures of young lovers, who face obstacles and complications that threaten disaster but are overturned at the last moment to produce a happy ending.
Plot construction ways → exposition, foreshadowing, theme, symbolism, suspense, rising action, climax, denouement, falling action