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  1. Symbolist movement
  2. Plot construction ways
  3. cothurni
  4. Romantic Comedy
  5. hamartia
  1. a an international literary movement that originated with nineteenth century French poets to make literatur resemble music; avoided direct statements and exposition for powerful evocation and suggestion to capture visions of higher reality.
  2. b high, thick-soled elevator shoes that made them apear taller than ordinary men.
  3. c A form of comic drama in which the plot focuses on one or more pairs of young lovers who overcome difficulties to achieve a happy ending (usually marraige).
  4. d causes hero's downfall; his error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.
  5. e exposition, foreshadowing, theme, symbolism, suspense, rising action, climax, denouement, falling action

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Incongruous imitation of either the style or subject matter of a serious genre, humorous due to the diparity between the treatment and the subject.
  4. A type of drama that combines elements of both tradegy and comedy. Usually, it creates potentially tragic situations that bring the protagonists to the brink of disaster but then ends happily. Can be traced as far back as the Renaissance.
  5. A kind of farce, featuring pratfalls, pie throwing, fisticuffs, and other violent action. It takes its name originally from the slapstick carried by the main servant type.

5 True/False questions

  1. Low ComedyA 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.


  2. Proscenium archa preparatory scene


  3. prologuea preparatory scene


  4. MadrigalA 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. tragic flawAn error or weakness on the part of the protagonist that aids in bringing about his or her reversal of fortune.


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