Renaissance Theater - Europe and England
|Cervantes||Spanish playwright who wrote "Don Quixote."|
|Moliere||Perhaps the most famous French playwright of the Renaissance.|
|Elizabethan Period|| Since there was a queen for much of the time, this period of high Renaissance|
in England was called the _____ _____ after her.
|Christopher Marlow||English playwright who wrote "Dr. Faustus."|
|Ben Johnson|| Rival playwright to Shakespeare, but said (about Shakespeare) that he was|
"a man for all time."
|William Shakespeare|| The Bard - perhaps one of the most influential playwrights ever from|
England. Wrote "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Julius
|Humors|| Theory that emotions were related to the amount of and types of fluids in the|
|Soliloquy|| Speech that an actor says to himself or herself that reveals the emotions and|
personal thoughts of the character to the audience.
|Aside||A short statement that is only meant to be heard by the audience.|
|Iambic Pentameter|| Blank Verse - 10 syllables per line of text. It made learning parts easier for|
people of the day.
|Globe Theater||Shakespeare's theater.|
|Groundlings|| People who stood on the ground and paid the lowest price for a ticket to the|
show. They came to see the show.
|To be seen|| The reason many upper class people came to the theater in England at this|
|Characters|| Shakespeare placed them at the center of his shows in such a way that the|
stories can be told set in almost any time and place.
|What they do, What they say, What others say about them.||The only ways we have of knowing about Shakespeare's characters.|