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hubris and punishment

extremem arrogance leads to punishment

capricious gods

unpredictable, fickle, bad things happen to good people


emotional purging of the soul

deux ex machina

plot contrivance, devine intervention

world view during greek theater

human accomplishment, dark side of the force/absence of morality

functions of greek chorus

provide exposition, philosophical observation, background, balance of opposing sides

paradigm shifts

change a model of thought, when major changes occur in society or culture. economy


popular taste of the times, spirit of the times, sensibility of the times

domestic comedy

family comedy

world view during shakespear's time

nationalistic, humanistic, nihilistic
Henry the 5th, comedies, What to do about Nothing, Hamlet

Invention of personality

characters were much deeper, real human beings

theme of Tartuffe (Moliere)

religios hyprocisy

Moliere's legacy

respectability, nuance, delicacy of facts, subtlety

Charles II and the Resoration

let women perform in the theater as he saw in France

Comedies of Manners

mock the upper class and their obsession with reputation

Ned Kynaston

last actor to play female parts

sentimental comedies

bad guy turns good, reformed at the end

key contributions of Greek Theater

Dionysian rituals, tragedy, comedy and satire, tragic flaws, state of ecstasy

key contributions of Roman Theater

domestic comedy and bloody tragedies, stock characters, thirst for blood and gore

key contributions of Commedia dell'Arte

stock characters and comic scenarios, input from the audience

key contributions of Shakespearean theater

gave us human personality in real people, psychological motivations

key contributions of 18th century theater

comedy of manners and sentimental comedy

key contributions of 19th century theater

new forms of drama, including melodrama, realism and tragic comedy

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