The History of Italian Theatre

The Italian Renaissance occurred from 1550 – 1700. The rapid economic growth in Italy during this time made it possible for the more wealthy citizens to indulge in alternate forms of entertainment. Wealthy families such as the Medics began a system of patronage, in which they would finance artists to produce art in many forms. … Read more

History of musical theatre

Musical Theatre Renaissance The antecedents of musical theatre in Europe can be traced back to the theatre of ancient Greece, where dance and music were included in stage comedies and tragedies during the 5th century BCC. The 3rd-century BCC Roman comedies of Plateaus included song and dance routines performed with orchestrations. The Romans also introduced … Read more

History Of Black Theatre

A stump speech is when a political candidate stood on a cut down tree stump to deliver a standard speech. 4. Describe the “Con” caricature. A Con is a man that would imitate African American stereotypes as entertainment. 5. What is a “malapropism? ” Malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of … Read more

Theatre history

Why knowing the history of theatre so important to actors? This is something I use to ask myself a lot. In this Theatre History coarse I am slowly realizing why Just knowing my history will help me as an actor. In this paper I will discuss some. The origin and development of Theatre started well … Read more

History of Theatre Lesson Notes

Can be clock or fictional time, places vary (designed to meet needs), rituals might take place in one space or they might involve a procession with portions of the ritual being performed at various places along the way, elements can be combined, ritual and theatre employ the same basic elements as other human activities do … Read more

History of Theatre

History of Theatre Early in the 1700’s British people that were involved with theatre were mostly middle class. There were 2 kinds of new dramatic theatre: sentimental comedy and domestic tragedy. The fist playhouse was in the American colonies was built in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1741 the greatest British actor was born and his name … Read more