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Theatre History 2 (test 2)

Dr. Banks theatre history 2 exam 2
The servant of two masters
Carlo Goldoni
The King Stag
Carlo Gozzi
stock silly character
Hauptund Stautsaktion
high and cheif
sturm und drang
storm and drum
knight peace
1839 invented 1st effective form of photography, the daugerreotype, he was the principal designer at Ambigu-comique, experimentes with optics, diarama, panorama
france, comedie frances reunited, abolished by the national assembly, Napoleon in power till 1815
popular type of musical play, a form of spanish dramatic form
pierre-luc-charles Ciceri
designed in NYC, scenic designer. depicted local color, nostalgic ruins, and picturesque historical milieus
1762 france
commedia italian had monopoly on compic opera and drame (servant of 2 masters)
scale of setting
bibiena, this was a result of the different view points, the wings treated as the lower portion of a building
romanticism, physical reflects spiritual imitation
dramatist, the 1st writer to develop sentimental comedy into a form (melodrama) adapted new trends to public tastes
Mme. Vestris
paid attention to all elements, gave special consideration to spectacle and credited with introducing the box set in England, treated minor drama with respect and worked with planche
william macready
became a director, prescribed positions for actors. Insisted on acting rehearsals, sought historical accuracy, improved reporatory
1791 france
national assembly abolished all monopolies freeing theatres from former restraints
melo- drame
melo= music, remote places, music provides themes
decree of moscow 1812
napoleon at gates of moscow, lost because winter time in Russia, 101 articles governing the comedy frances, continued restrictions till 1837
scena per angolo
ferdinando bibiena, angle perspecive used 2 or more vanishing points at sides
divided the stage
bibiena, into a foward sections (where acting was) and a back ground section
unity in multaity
romanticism, body and soul, physical and spiritual, individual and society
théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique 1801
monopoly on light opera and comic ballet
theatre regulation act (England) 1843
abolished regulation laws, still need censorship till 1968
decree of 1806
1. no subversive material in theatre, must be passed by censors 2. promoted existing monopolies, light opera, no opera, tragedy, comedy, comic ballet 3. no new theatres could be established with out permission of the states *THIS DID NOT WORK*
The bibiena family
introduces scena per angolo, altered scale of settings (still chariot and pull), angled perspective, divided stage, BAROQUE!
James Robinson Planche
costumes historically correct worked with Vestris
Romanticism, spiritual world, truth, beauty, goodness
commedie francias
one of the french state theatres, had a monopoly on tragedy and "regular" comedy (5 acts)
Decree of 1807
1. 3 state theatres are confirmed 2. Odion- melodrama created for minor drama 3. licensed 4 boulevard theatres, all others closed, put on pantomime, parodies, vaudville, and melodrama
comic opera
one of the french state theatres, ordinary people, monopoly, original music
comedians ordinares du roi
one of the french state theatres, aka comede italiene 1723 became state theatre, annual subsidy, repitoire restricted to commedia dell'arte, irregualr comedies, and parodies
"domestic tragedy" everyday use of 4th wall, kinds of like realism, becomes MELODRAMA, this is a "middle" genre
true illusion results from acting, advocated return os stages that existed before the procenium arch, a dramaturg, he extended the apron over orchestra pit with greek skene (background)
William Capon
a desginer, worked at Drury Lane, and Covent Garden, designed for regular drama historically accurate
The great actor M.S. Schepkin was the pride of Russian theatre
responsible for the extraordinary success of melodrama in the 19th Century. A prolific author, Pixérécourt was also an innovative regisseur who staged his own plays, active at the Théâtre de la Gaîté
Cheniers Charles IX (1789)
a French poet, dramatist and politician, His Charles IX was kept back for nearly two years by the censor. depicting a French king who was the murderous enemy of his subjects, was readily understood as an indictment of Louis XVI
Singular artistic consciousness and declamatory acting style.
a theatre practitioner
Victor Hugo, Spanish court of 1519 Dona Sol in love with Bandit Hernani but Don Carlos loves her and she has an uncle named don ruy gomez de silvia is also trying to marry her
The Robbers
Schiller, two aristocratic brothers, Karl and Franz Moor. The charismatic but rebellious student Karl is deeply loved by his father. The younger brother, Franz, who appears as a cold, calculating villain, plots to wrest away Karl's inheritance
thomas william roberston, play was about marriage across the class barrier and explored prejudices towards social climbing
The Bells
Leopols Lewis, Mathias's inn as he is forced to confront a crime from his past, and the themes of guilt, conscience, and justice lie at its core
box set
An interior set which uses flats (wood frames covered with canvas) to create the back and side walls, and often ceiling, of a "realistic" room created by Mme. Vestris