Summary History of the theatre

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ISBN-10 0205680658 ISBN-13 9780205680658
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This is the summary of the book "History of the theatre". The author(s) of the book is/are Oscar G Brockett and Franklin J Hildy. The ISBN of the book is 9780205680658 or 0205680658. This summary is written by students who study efficient with the Study Tool of Study Smart With Chris.

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Name a few plays written by Hrosvitha
  1. Abraham
  2. Callimachus
  3. Dulcitius
  4. Gallicanus
  5. Paphnutius
  6. Sapientia
Name a few reasons why Hrosvitha's plays have a special place in history
  1. She was the first known female dramatist
  2. She is the first identifiable Western dramatist of the postclassical era
  3. She provides us with the oldest extant feminist perspective in drama
Describe the origin of liturgical drama

The introduction of tropes into the complex musical portion of church services. These tropes took the form of lengthened musical passages and they became so elaborate that words were added, as an aid of memory. Liturgical drama has traditionally been traced to tropes inserted into the Easter service.

Which elements provided drama in the church of the Middle Ages?

The services: the Mass and the Hours (Hours was more frequent)
The church calendar

Which were the eight Hours services eachh day by the tenth century?
  1. Matins
  2. Lauds
  3. Prime
  4. Terce
  5. Sext
  6. Nnes
  7. Vespers
  8. Compline
What kind of services were there in the early Middle Ages

The Mass and the Hours

What did the church do about the pagan rites?

They usurped many of the existing festivals.

What is a scop?

A singer and teller of tales about the deeds of Teutonic heroes, most common in northen Europe.

Why had the organized theatrical activities disappeared in Western Europe?

Because the conditions returned to a state similar to the period that preceded the emergence of drama in the sixth century B.C.

What would Constantine later be called?

The Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), ostensibly the continuation of the original Roman Empire.