The development of drama - Coggle Diagram
The development of drama
The origins linked to medieval religious celebration.
At beginning the performances took place in the nave of churches.
English became the speech of rappresentations,.
Reasons for development
The Elizabethan age was charactarised by
a drama's form.
wide range of interests
a vitality of language.
Entertainment was rooted in the common life.
The performances were illegal in London.
So theathres were built on the South Bank
that prospered as a commercial enterprises.
The structure of Elizabethan theatres
James Burbage built the firts theatres: The Theatre and The Curtain.
The theatres were circular or octagonal.
The yard or pit
where the poorer spectators stood.
The apron stage
where were no more than 12 actors.
protected the players.
A frontal door
for devil's apparitions.
Actors' tiring house
where the actors changed their customs.
Elizabethan and modern theatres
In the Modern Age the actors are separeted from the audience by a curtain.
In Shakespeare's time the actors recited in the middle of the public.
The comunication were intimate and direct.
The soliloquy explain the thoughts or the intentions.
The action was continuous.
Women didn't act.
The characters and situation were allegorical types.
The plays contains scenes of realistic comedy.
Typical was the ideas of man in the centre of universe.
The English stage was influenced by