Drama Study Guide

STUDY
PLAY
Intermezzis
Short pieces depicting myths in Italian Renaissance.
Time, Place, & Action
The 3 Neoclassical unities.
Decorum
Behaving based upon character's age, profession, sex, & rank.
Improv
Acting in Commedia Dell'Arte
Stock Characters
Used in Commedia Dell'Arte
Pole and Chariot
Used for scene changes in Italian Renaissance.
Interludes
The term used to describe dramatic entertainment written and performed by professionals in the English Renaissance.
Tragic Comedy
Genre focused on serious themes and called for happy endings.
Christopher Marlow
Known for his mightyline.
Inigo Jones
Known for scenic design.
Ben Jonson
Known for "comedy humors"
Master of Revels
Royal official that had control of licensing during the English Renaissance.
Auto Sacramentales
Spanish Golden Age religious plays.
Capa Y Espada
Spanish Golden Age secular plays.
Corrales
Spanish public plays.
Lope De Vegas
Spanish playwrite who wrote in all genres. Said to have written 1600 plays.
Patio
Spanish Pit.
Love&Honor
The 2 themes of Spanish comedia plays.
Carrols
Spanish religious plays were performed on these.
Neoclassical
New or different forms of something from the past.
Tiring House
Like the Greek Skene for English Renaissance theatre space.
Pit, Boxes, & Galories
The 3 different areas for audience seating.