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Origin of Drama

This is a part of my Academic presentation of Sem -1 M.A . Submitted to Pro.Dr. Dilip Barad , Department of English MK Bhavnagar University.

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Origin of Drama

  1. 1. Origin of Drama Presented by Megha B Trivedi Smt.S.B.Gardi Department of English MKBU Presentation Topic :- Origin of Drama Paper No :- 1 The Renaissance Literature M.A Sem :- 1 Roll No :- 25 Batch :- 2016-2018 Email Id :- meghatrivedi666@gmail.com Enrolment No -2069108420170030
  2. 2. What is Drama ➔The term comes from a Greek word meaning ' action', which is derived from 'to do'. ➔ Drama is performed by actors, on a stage, before an audience in theater. ➔Drama is combination of music,dance etc.
  3. 3. Origine(Development) of Drama Religious Period Moral Period Classical Influence (Drama) The Artistic Period
  4. 4. Religious Period ● Drama first came out from religioun. ● Specially in Europe and Greece. ● This kind of Drama based on Saint's life, and Old Testament. ● Represented in the Churches and especially at Christmas time.
  5. 5. Miracle and Mystery Plays ● 10th to the 16th century. ● Early Miracle plays divided in to two parts :- (1) The Christmas play (2) The Easter play ● In France the name Miracle play was representing of lives of the Saints. ● Mystery plays represtend the life of Christ from Old Testament.
  6. 6. Moral period ● Morality plays shows the moral value. ● Releted with virtues and vices. ● For ex:- “ Everyman” “ Pride of Life” “ Hyckescorner” “ Castell of Perseverance”
  7. 7. The Artistic period ● It is the final stage of the Drama. ● Main purpose is not to present moral but to represent human life as it is. ● Fitst Comedy:- “ Raleph Royster Doyster” by Nicholas Udall ● Domestic Comey:- “Gammer Gurton's Needle” ● First Tragedy:- “ Gorduc” by Thomas Sackville and Thomas Norton in 1562.
  8. 8. Classical influence upon Drama ● Latin,Greek and Germon – 15th century ● Perfomed in litarary festivals ● For ex :- ' Seneca' – Greek tragedy ● Strictly followed the three unities – time, place, and action
  9. 9. Shakespeare's predecessors in the Drama ● The name of Predecessors are Lyly, Peele, Nash, Greene, Marlow and many others. ● Christopher Marlowe (1564- 1593) ● Best dramatist ● His works :- “Tamburlaine” “ Dr. Faustus” “ The Jew of Malta”

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This is a part of my Academic presentation of Sem -1 M.A . Submitted to Pro.Dr. Dilip Barad , Department of English MK Bhavnagar University.

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