Greece Theatre Amphitheatre Tragedy Drama Comedy Chorus Dialogue Scene Orchestra Deus ex machina
Dionysus Dionysus or Dionysos (from the Ancient Greek Διώνυσος or Διόνυσος), Intoxicating power of wine and beneficial influences. Promoter of civilization, a law giver Lover of peace as well as the patron deity of agriculture and the theatre.
What you should definitely remember so far: What is the origin of theatre? What feature and themes of Greek theatre can be found in theatre of later ages? Hubris, tragic hero, catharsis. What forms of theatre existed during medieval times?
Acts of Parliament: Henry breaks with the Roman Catholic church. Establishes Church of England. Confiscates Catholic property.
Medieval entertainment Bear and bull baiting. Animal fights. Crime. Riots. Prostitution.
English Renaissance 1533 (1558) –16031566 (1603) - 1625
Actors: Edward AlleynRichard Burbage Lord Admirals MenLord Chamberlains Men
Things you should know How did Henry VIII decision to break with the Catholic church affect the history of theatre? How did the establishment of the first purpose built theatres influence the development of drama? How did the physical structure of the theatre influence the development of drama? Explain the connection between printing practices and variations in Shakespeare's texts.