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Renaissance Italy Around 1400-1700 Theatre around 1500- 1700 RENAISSANCE = REBIRTH Mona Lisa (Da Vinci, 1503-1506)

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1 Renaissance Italy Around Theatre around RENAISSANCE = REBIRTH Mona Lisa (Da Vinci, )

2 2 Forms of Italian Theatre Commedia dellarte Courtly Dramas

3 Commedia dellarte Refresher Italian, 1500s- 1700s Improvisational Theatre Unscripted, Free to watch First female performers

4 Commedia dellarte Refresher Lazzi, burle Innamorati, vecchi, zanni Stock characters including Arlecchino, Pantalone, Flavio, Isabella, and Pedrolino

5 Courtly Dramas and Neoclassicism ……………………

6 Neoclassicism or Whats With the Fancy Word, Mr. S? ALL you need to know: Neoclassicism means new classicism After discovering classic books by Aristotle, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, artists of all sorts wanted to create art based on Greek models

7 Italian Courtly Dramas Members of the wealthy class built permanent indoor theatres Era is not well known for dramatic lit, most scripts are lost Comedy/tragedy after Roman model Major example: Mandragola (The Mandrake) by Machiavelli

8 Italian Courtly Dramas Pastoral Drama Nymphs (?) & shepherds in love. Appeal: nostalgia, simple life New style: intermezzi Allegorical plot + spectacle Courtly audience Plays are written in the Neoclassical style

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10 Structures & Stages Teatro Farnese, 1618 First permanent proscenium arch stage! Creates perspective (connects to painters of the time)

11 Scenic Technology WINGS! Angled Vs. Flat Groove system (wings slide in grooves)

12 Scenic Technology

13 Famous Renaissance Italians Niccolo Machivelli Petrarch Leonardo Da Vinci Copernicus Descartes Galileo Michelangelo

14 What Can We Do? A Play A Presentation A Song A PowerPoint A Poster Wall Requirements: Everyone must speak Treat whatever you do like a performance


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