Medieval Drama

Medieval Drama

Medieval theatre refers to the theatre in the period between the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century A.D. and the beginning of the Renaissance in approximately the 15th century A.D. Medieval theatre covers all drama produced in Europe over that thousand year period and refers to a variety of genres, including…

18th Century Drama

18th Century Drama

Neoclassicism is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the “classical” art and culture of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. The main Neoclassical movement coincided with the 18th century Age of Enlightenment, and continued into the early 19th century, latterly competing…

Golden Age of Spain

Golden Age of Spain

The Spanish Golden Age (Spanish: Siglo de Oro, Golden Century) is a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain, coinciding with the political rise and decline of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty. El Siglo de Oro does not imply precise dates and is usually considered to have lasted longer than an actual century. It…

Jacobean Drama

Jacobean Drama

The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and specifically denotes a style of architecture, visual…

Caroline Drama

Caroline Drama

Caroline Drama occurred during the reign of Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland between 1625 and 1649. The period directly followed the Jacobean period (James I). – Justin Cash Drama Online Useful entry on the few playwrights of note in England during the Caroline period. Encyclopaedia Britannica Entry on James Shirley, prolific English…