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Glossary of TA 147

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Phillip Henslowe
Was an Elizabethan Theatrical entrepreneur and impresario( organizes concerts and plays)
Christopher Marlowe
Was and English Dramatists poet and translator of the Elizabethan Era, The Foremost Elizabethan Tragedian next to William Shakespeare.
Cardinal Richilieu
Consecrated as a bishop, Later entered into politics, becoming a secretary of state, was famous for his patronage of the arts, not notably he found the Academic Académie française.
Académie française
is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. The Académie was officially established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu. The Académie consists of forty members, known as immortels (immortals).New members are elected by the members of the Académie itself. Académicians hold office for life, but they may be removed for misconduct. The body has the task of acting as an official authority on the language; it is charged with publishing an official dictionary of the language. Its rulings, however, are only advisory; not binding on either the public or the government.
Jean-Baptiste Lully
was a French Composer of Italian birth, and he composed for Louis XIV of France. Composed music for Moliere as well.
Pierre Corneille
(6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.
Farce
is a comedy which aims to entertain the audience by means of unlikely, extravagant, and improbable situations, disguise and mistaken identity, verbal humour of varying degrees of sophistication, which may include sexual innuendo and word play, and a fast-paced plot whose speed usually increases, culminating in an ending which often involves an elaborate chase scene. Farce is also characterized by physical humour, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. An Example is The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe.
Edmund Tilney
(c. 1536 – 1610) was a courtier best known now as Master of the Revels to Elizabeth I and James I.
Jean Racine
was a French dramatist, one of the "Big Three" of 17th century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and one of the most important literary figures in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, though he did write one comedy.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
mostly known by his stage name Molière, (January 15, 1622 – February 17, 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.
Henry VIII
(28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was also Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII. He had Six wives and flip-flopped religions.
Elizabeth I
7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed two and a half years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. One of her first moves as queen was to support the establishment of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor. The flourish of literature...
William Shakespeare
Was an English poet and playwright, the world pre-emanate dramatists. His surviving works including some collaborations consist of 38 plays and 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems and several poems. Author of Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth night.
Louis XVI
(The Sun King) the King of France, was the only Kind to be executed by Guillotine, Married to Marie Antoinette. Founder of Academy of France, Preserve French language. Moved people to Versailles. Gave people meaningless tasks to keep them distracted from what he was doing. The also developed fashion, wore high heels--Upper class would have the heel colored red or other colors. Very Vain Man.
The Great Chain of Being
Is composed of a great number of hierarchical links, from the most basic and foundational elements up through the very highest perfection in other words God. God-Angles-Saints-Humans-Animals-Stones. Looking at the universe as a hierarchical of structure.
Versailles
Was the Capital of the most powerful Kingdom of Europe. Gardens were perfected...They believed that they can make things look more natural...
Cue
Sound, Light, tells actor what do do and cues audience whats going on.
Gobo
Metal stencil, projects image onto stage- Windows, Leaves stars, ect.
Plot
Lighting Plot, map where all the instruments are at so you can choreography accordingly.
Ellipsoidal Reflector
Big, Most common, can control pretty well has shutters so you could shut off audience from light.....better known as a scoop, is a large, simple lighting fixture with a dome-like reflector, large high-wattage lamp and no lens. It consists almost entirely of a lamp in the center of a big curved metal (or plastic lined with reflective foil) dome that acts as a reflector. The result is a wide, soft-edged pool of light good for general lighting. However, since scoop lights do not have a mechanism for cutting down the size of their beam, they are rarely used for more specific lighting needs
Fernel
Soft Diffused light
Shutters
can block certain things
Fop
stock character, became a pejorative term for a foolish man over-concerned with his appearance and clothes i
Modeling
Function of Light
Barunku
Puppet theater
Arena
A type of theatre space
Lully
Court composer
Frensnel Lens
Lighting instrument
Conielle
was a contemporary of Moliere who wrote tragedies based on classical works...
Noh
is the oldest from of Japanese theatre.
Ground-lings
in Elizabethan Theater ground-lings paid one penny to hear a play fro the lowest level of the seating area..
Thrust stage
style of theater space, the audience sits on three sides of the stage.
Kabuki
Actors wear white make-up and ornate costumes and the stage is specially designed with trap doors and enable elaborate special effects.

Villian-Inigo
Hero- Red

Strong makeup
Posing
music






Name five conventions of French Neo-classical drama or theater:
1. Music-baroque
2. Verisimilitude-True to life
3. Bienseanie-Beautiful, morally uplifting
4. Proscenium arch-architecture
5. the unities



what are the elements of design?
Line, Color, Form, Texture
what are the four controllable qualities of light?
1. Distribution
2. Intensity
3. Movement
4. Color


what are the four function qualities of lights?
VSMM

Visibility
selective focus
Modeling
Mood




what was the role of the Master of Revels and how did he affect the theater produced in Elizabethan England?
The role of the the Master of Revels was the censor of plays. He affected the theater in Elizabethan England because he had to examine and confirm the play before it was displayed to the public...
Name Five conventions of Elizabethan drama of theater:
1. Revenge Themes
2. Accumulative plot
3. movement plot
4. use of stock characters
5. violence



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