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Drama/Theatre Unit 7 part 2

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Morality Plays
Dramas—originally under church control—didactic allegories in which characters had names of virtues, vices, or other qualities
Passion Play
a genre of medieval drama based on the events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus
Groundlings
those who purchased the standing room only tickets to an Elizabethan play; unruly section of a Shakespearean audience
Miracle Play
a type of religious drama in the Middle Ages based on stories about saints
Soliloquies
speeches in which one actor speaks aloud revealing his or her inner thoughts
Commedia Dell Arte
A form of theatrical improvisation developed in the 1500s which includes stock characters and farcical situations
Legitimate theater
When the restoration period ended the Licensing Act only permitted the play house to two. All other theaters were illegal thus creating the term.
Tiring House
dressing room, provided actors a variety of entries to the stage: windows, balconies, and two or more large doors.
Mystery Plays
plays based on stories from the Bible
Everyman
Morality Play
Don Quixote
Cervantes
The Imaginary Invalid
Moliere
Dr. Faustus
Marlowe
Soliloquies
Shakespeare
cycles
plays performed on pageant wagons
feudalism
a social system whereby peasants worked the land and paid rent to the landowning
guilds
trade unions
mansions
small platforms on which short scenes are played
trope
short dramatized scenes into the Catholics mass
neoclassicism
a form in which dramatists follow the classis unities and write in verse
discovery space
in an Elizabethean theatre, a space at the back of the stage used for small interior settings
masques
extravagant court entertainments that included dance, music, and poetry
Wooden O's
round or octagonal theatres with two or three tiers of thatched roof galleries surrounding an open court on three sides
bombastic
pompous
The Restoration Era
began with the restoration of the British monoarchy in 1660 under Charles II