Difference between French theater and English theater

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Difference between French theater and English theater

  1. 1. Name:- Zala Krutikaba. D Roll No.:- 20 Sem :- 1 2013-2014 Paper :- Literary Theory & Criticism Topic :- Difference between French Theatre and English Theatre submitted to :- Smt. S.B. Gardi Department of English M.K Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. THEATRE To show the highlights of different periods of history. To know how the characters are performing lively on the stage. To know about reality of society. Morality “The pit of a theater is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled”
  3. 3. FRENCH THEATRE 1500-1700 Developed later due to the war of religion between Catholics and protestants. Mystery play, Morality play, Miracle play Drama, Play, Tragedy, Comedy Farce and Soties Biblical tragedy, Ancient and Contemporary tragedy
  4. 4. ENGLISH THEATRE 1642-1800 Early modern English theatre from England by Elizabeth. Related with upper-class audience. History play Play on recent events Shakespeare's play Tragedy and Comedy Tragicomedy Morality Play
  5. 5. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ENGLISH THEATRE AND FRENCH THEATRE ENGLISH THEATRE More actions are together Many Characters/Un justice FRENCH THEATRE Only one action Limitation of characters No time limit Importance of three unities Related with upper class Related with Middle class Many sub plots and over burden of play Only one plot Less power of attention Power of attention Based on stories by mixing Based on well known story and truth Death, Ghost, Violence, Bloodshed on the stage An art of peace
  6. 6. ENGLISH THEATRE FRENCH THEATRE No perfection of Entry and Exit Perfection of Entry and Exit Bad Rhymes Good Rhymes Modern Old

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