5 terms

English Theater

Lord Chamberlain
Could license a play and sensor all works
Restoration Period
Theater is coming back to England but the king declares it illegal to produce places without his patent
Repertory Company
A company would have a large series of plays they could do at any moment's time
Sentimental Comedy
Over emphasis on sympathetic responses to others - purpose was to draw a smile and a tear
Jeremy Collier
Wrote about the problems with plays of the day - got people thinking about the inappropriateness of comedies