People from the Renaissance was so captivated and delighted by this motet, that it became one of the first motets ever printed and published, regardless the musical elements from the Medieval period. The lyrics were written in Latin and performed by four voices. Desprez created this composition while he was working at the courts in Italy and France. In addition, this motet represents a symbol of beauty and elegance that were some of the characteristics used by composers in the Renaissance. Through this motet, Dezpres provides an example of inspiration in which composers incorporated and adopted classical values from the Medieval period into their work.
Discussion From research it shows that one of the earliest signs of a jukebox musical was John Gay’s creation of The Beggar’s Opera (1728). Before The Beggar’s Opera all popular theatre was opera and the main operas were mostly written by a man name Georg Frideric Handel. The daring storylines and poetry were written in a time when all operas focused on love, romance, gods and heroes. In contrast, Gay took a completely different approach and wrote a performance based on thieves, maliciousness, and set in Newgate Prison. The reason I believe it was daring, is because the popular crowd who visited the theatre were the upper class, who would generally attend the opera to see the romance and perhaps to use this as a form of escapism from the real life happening on the streets of London.
Written in 1598 by Tang Xian-zu, The Peony Pavillion has long been regarded as one of the most powerful performance pieces to emerge from the Ming dynasty era in Chinese literature. The performance revolves around the tumultuous love story of Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei, and makes use of a number of theatrical models in retelling their story. The most notable being the classic Caizi-Jiaren model, which employs two distinct characters, a scholar and a beauty. While The Peony Pavillion closely embodies the Caizi-Jiaren model at its onset, the story quickly evolves into a hybrid, demonstrating a new model in and of itself. At the onset of the story, the audience is led to believe that Liu Mengmei will assume the role of the scholar, or Caizi,
Guillame de Machaut is one of the most important composer and poet of the Ars Nova period. The Ars Subtilior flourished in the Avignon papal court and other courts in southern France and northern Italy. The term Ars Subtilior was derived from a treatise on notation attributed to Philippus de Caserta who
To clarify, both Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare had inspired many people and both made their own great histories. Queen Elizabeth I supported arts, music, and Christianity while Shakespeare created masterpieces of great plays, and sonnets that no one can overcome. This paper is to inform about the backgrounds of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare, and also to discuss about one of his plays; Timon of Athens, and one of his sonnets; sonnet 99 respectively. To begin with, the Elizabethan era or so-called “Golden Age” took place between the year of 1558-1603. The beginning of Elizabethan era was harsh.
It makes the audiences to get laughter. Moreover, the classical Greek, Elizabethan, and modern theaters have the different conventions, but modern theater gets influenced from the classical tragedy. The debate of scholars was the origin of the classical Greek tragedy. The masked performers start to play and sing in an open-air theatre. They usually perform about the Greek mythology.
For context, The Aeneid was created at a time when - Aenied: an obligation to the religion and to one’s nation, sailing back to Italy to fight the Trojans - Song of Roland: focuses primarily on Christianity as it was based on the crusade which was about the fight against the pagans or people with different religions. How gods are presented within the texts and their roles within the story draws a further line in the changes of ethics between the two time periods. Since the Aeneid took place at a time where Greek had as Paganism the official religion for the general population, as a result the story included Greek gods. Jupiter, Mercury, Juno, and Venus; shows them a human manner like meddling in the love affairs of Aeneas and Dido. Juno tried to use their love as a way of preventing Aeneas from coming to Troy however, Jupiter committed a divine intervention stopped commanded Aeneas to go to
While analysing William Shakespeare’s work, one could identify various concepts of rhetoric which may well be the core of his plays. Hamlet, written somewhere between 1599 and 1602, is no exception as it contains elements of rhetorical imagination especially with respect to the notions of “movere” and “actio”. However, before we can begin talking about those elements , we must first answer the question : What is rhetoric? Well-known Greek philosopher Aristotle provided a definition for it by saying “Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion” (Aristotle, 1355b27-28). Thus, we are presented with the fact that rhetoric is not just a set of rules, but instead an ablity of the trained
Pfitzner chose Karl Förster’s translation of a sonnet by Francesco Petrarca as the text of the third lied of Opus 24. The Italian Renaissance poet and humanist Petrarca (1304-1374) was greatly admired and influenced poetry across Europe. Some of his sonnets or their translations were set to music by Schubert, Liszt, and Schönberg among others. Throughout his life, Petrarca wrote and revised the Canzoniere, a collection of poems, most of which were sonnets inspired by Laura whom he first saw in 1327. Petrarca’s unrequited love to Laura shows similarities to the Minnesingers’ idea of courtly love, a connection Pfitzner might have deliberately drawn on in selecting this text after the setting of Walther von der Vogelweide’s “Gewalt der Minne”.
The Globe Theater was an essential component of Shakespeare’s life; it was the place where his plays were performed, and it contains the memory of years of skill and cultural tradition. The Globe Theater was a major artistic component in the Elizabethan era, for it held some of the period’s greatest performances, and it was where Shakespeare directed and acted his plays. At the time of the creation of the Globe Theater, the theater business was booming. Queen Elizabeth loved the theater and the arts, and theater companies sprang up across England. Though popular, the theater business was often scorned because of its coarse humor.
The courtly love tradition came during a time when love emphasized nobility and chivalry. It originated with musicians called troubadours in the late eleventh century. Courtly love to promote a new form of paganism which people of the time called Gai Saber(means the happy wisdom or "gay science") It was practiced mainly by noble lords and women. Couples who were engaged in courtly relationships gave each other gifts and tokens of their affection. Before Courtly love established itself as a popular real-life activity, it first gained attention as a subject and theme in imaginative literature.