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Theater History Study Guide

Performance Applications: Theater History Study Guide
You will be given a 10-question quiz regarding the history of theater. Here is what
you will likely need to know:
 Greek
o Tragedy definition and word origin
o Role of chorus
o Function of masks
o Playwrights Aeschylus, Euripides, & Sophocles
 Roman
o Contribution to theater construction
o Did not flourish as well as Greek Theater
 Medieval
o Heavily influenced by Christianity
o Mystery Plays
o Passion Plays
o Morality Plays
 Renaissance
o Commedia dell’arte
o Plot driven by young lovers
 Elizabethan
o Shakespeare
o Works of Shakespeare