Part 2 Fundemental demand was for verisimilitude-appearance of the truth in the neo-classical ideal and that it called reality - called for reality ,this is how we define verisimilitude, Morality - another part of verisimilitude was morality,good should over come evil generalit y -meant that general or normative truths should be followed,general truths were applicable,normative truths were applicable,whiich reinforced things like decorum,that we should recognize things as being generally true.and you apply that particulary to character ****If it wasnt a truth generally recognized than the audience would not see it as applicable to verisimilitude ******** · They encouraged playwrights to combin e subject matter to things that might happen in real life,the things that normally might happen in real life · In the modern era the truth is sometimes much stranger than fiction........ · Has to be something that we consider in real life Fanatasy of the supernatural was sometimes allowed but only from stories: · that came from the bible · history · or myths ....other wise they were not allowed · So liloquy and the use of the Chorus was on the way out ...people just didnt believe that 12 people would just show up at the same time and place and start singing and dancing ... that aint real!!!!! · They began to use the confidante as the kind of standard for reveiling secretes and information.... things that the audience needed to know!!! that was acceptable · Battles, crowd scenes ,violence and death were kept off stage-they said can we do that so that the audience would believe in the reality of that circumstance ...probaly not so they took it off stage ,and revealed the results of it again.... · Dramatic events had to teach moral lessons ...the wicked shoud be punished and the good rewarded.... When that didnt happen then ....misplaced justice is ju st a part of gods long range plan that man didnt understand ....it will be ok!!!! Purity of form was essential-comedy shoud comedy ,tragedy should be tragedy .....should not be any blending of the forms ...peolple woudnt get it if a comedy event happen in tragedy..that is not normal ... Certain rules about comedy and tragedy · first comedy demanded character from the lower or middle classes,they didnt make fun of the wealthy and the stories were based off of domestic or private affairs · always had to have a happy ending · every day speech was used in comedy But in tragedy was different · characters from the ruiling classes · based on history or mythology · and never a happy ending · should always employ a lofty or poetic kind of style · characters were very sterotypical .... Normative truths states that we will only accept what is traditionally accepted .... when characters didnt observe decorum something went really wrong form them in the course of the play...they were punished!!!!!! · they went back to that classical idea of what a play should do ...they ought to teach and please !!!! · we should learn something..Emphasized instructions over entertainment These kinds of philisophies about neo classicism dominated until 1800 ..arou nd for some time · they looked at in a new kind of effort the Unities of time , place and action, · Unities of time -what ever occured in the play shoud be able to happen in 24 hrs,because an audience cant stretch the imagination , · Unities of place -c annot use places that cant be traveled to in 24 hrs · Unities of action-there was a major plot with little or no attention to subplot,much to complicated to weave together All of this was codified by Castelvertro They were looking back at seneca All these neo classical ideas never occured outside of educated circles...................... Intermizzi and Opera Comedy was on populalr if it was used in the intermizzi inserted between acts Intermizzi came from the masher ata of carnival time and just like every era we looked at the thing that made them so popular was the spectacle ............ they only used dialogue in the intermizzi when it was used to explain the allegora ..other than that it was pure spectacle ......u sed enough to explain when intermizzi was first performed it was for special occasions ...like royal birth , political power , weddings , royal visits ....it was imtportant to impress ...preperation ... Trying to look better than , bigger than , ...etc .....huge intermizzi Intermizzi was performed like the interludes ..they were performed in bwteen acts ..of drama ...they later became more entertaining and more popular than the regular drama originally they were not connected to the storyline ...they were later pulled out and the episodes were connected they were related to themselves and teh regualr drama ....they loosely connected 4 act plays with mpore dialogue becaue they were musical ....a great deal of that structure was like the greek choral odes they were sung or chanted .....live spoken and sung or chanted dialogue the theatre ..had a five act drama anf then if you have the intermizzi and the interlude,they were 9 settings nescessary intermizzi was absorbed into the opera .... opera was important ..it was huge in italy first ...then it spread all over Europe Academies were formed...groups of men that got together to study and explore ideas .... Camerata of Florence came opera...a group of thinkers ...we thay formed the forme d ro study greek music and study greek music as it applied to the theatre the first full lengh opera was Dafne ....by Octtavio Rinuccini and Giulio Caccini music Jacopo Peri ....... Opera became one huge manesfestation of the Baroque era ....perfect for the baroque the stage was going to placed at eye level of the ruler Manuel for constructing theatrical scenes and machines .... Three major methods required the use of peraktoi new wings manuevered around angled wings canvas coverings pulled aro und angeld wings flat wings in the back slide through grooves By the early in the 17th century the three major elements of set was : Side wings back shutters overhead borders sychronized set changes
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