Jean-Baptiste Lully's music was written during the Middle Baroque period. Jean-Baptiste Lully born November 28,1632 and died March 22,1687 was an Italian born French composer, an instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered a master of the French baroque style. Lully denied any Italian influence in French music of the period. He became a French citizen in 1661.
The first is Noh theater, which is the oldest form. The second is Kabuki theater, which began in the 1600s, during the Edo period. Noh theater is generally considered to be aristocratic. The actors wear masks and elaborate costumes. A key part of a Noh performance is the specific, stylized choreography of the main character.
For instance; in the play, the setting takes place back in time, in the early modern period or Shakespeare 's time. Othello takes place in Venice, a famous town in Italy. Also, in Cyprus, an Island in the Mediterranean Sea. And based on the book, Cyprus was colonized by the Venetians. There was also a war taking going on and that is why most of the characters are in the military, there is also a castle mentioned in the book were Othello and Desdemona used to live when they were in Cyprus.
The Hellenistic Period artists created many Greek sculptures for the certain purposes of impressing with the wealth of individuals or commissioned for their private enjoyment. The Seated Boxer (Figure 1) was found in Rome on the slopes of the Quirinale in 1885 where the Baths of Constantine stood (Tinti 2015). The exact date and the artist of Seated Boxer were marked as unknown. This sculpture has become an intense topic because of its theme during the time.
Operas started to come into existence in the late 16th Century. These works are entirely sung, and usually tell a story of some sort. They began in Italy and were put into motion by the Florentine Camerata. One could think of Opera as a rebirth of Greek dramas.
King Lear shows the great age of tragedy that established as one of the greatest tragedy play of William Shakespeare. In King Lear it exhibits a character in which it shows some distinctions it depicts a positive light to the novel class and lower class. The question is why did William Shakespeare write the play King Lear? The story of King Lear and his three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia existed in some form up to decades before Shakespeare recorded his own vision in Shakespeare’s time; many events including the historical context trends influenced his writing of King Lear.
This marked the advent of the Victorian Burlesque era when prominent classical ballads and operas were parodied into musical comedy pieces that were often dubbed as racy, ridiculous and risqué. Prominent among these were Shakespearean plays such as Hamlet. Sometimes the original music would be used while other times, the lyrics would be altered to bring about the comic effect. It became famous in London theatres around the 1830s and lasted till the 1890s. However, unlike the existing notion of Burlesque, the Victorian Burlesque era was very similar to the English pantomime, although it focused more on the high-end literate class unlike the pantomime which was open to all classes and ages.
The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors is a play written by William Shakespeare between 1589 and 1595. The exact date is unknown, but due to a reference to the French wars of succession along with the play’s resemblances in the text to Shakespeare’s other works written around this time, it is argued that it was written near the end of 1594. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. It’s first spectators would have included mostly lawyers and law students.
Greek Tragedy The origin of Greek Drama tragedy was the start of lyrical poems and great epics. Drama tragedy began approximately 532 B.C.E in Athens, where this art form was performed not only for personal pleasure, it was also to worship and honor Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and theater. Most of the tragedy plays would be displayed in an open-air theater called a theatron. Most tragedies that were performed were inspired by their Greek mythology; therefore, very early tragedies would have a single actor dressed as a Greek god.
“Sleep no more” is an instance of a coherent theme. The elements of the performance, the scenario of the action, the beauty and elaboration of every detail and the passion of every episode, all those elements are tied together by a generic theme – the classical Shakespeare’s mystery and tragedy. The guests of the show wear masks to cover their faces, and in a subdued light filling the interiors they look identical, they do not have any age or gender, they become silent witnesses of the actions – the integral part of the performance. The fact associated with the show is that its guests are offered with multiple opportunities to build their own, very personal experience, but, at the same time, in terms of its representation, the audience is deprived of
(March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564) born in Caprese, Italy Michelangelo was an Italian painter, architect, poet and sculptor. Before his name was known he was just an apprentice to a painter and eventually began studying in sculpture, in the gardens of a wealthy and famous family known as the Medici. He has been remembered as the most famous artist in the time of the Renaissance. Some of his famous works include The Last Judgement (1535-1541), David (1501-1504), and the Pieta (1498-1499). Perhaps the most recognized work of his, is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took about 4 years to paint.
Have you ever gone and seen a play with no set? None whatsoever? Where instead of a house, there’s just an empty space, or maybe card table chairs instead of bar stools in a soda shoppe. Whether you have or have not seen a play with this type of staging, there are plays like this. They fit into a dramatic genre called theatricalism.