Tagged: 18th century

Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked “types” which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actresses and improvised...

Sentimental Comedy

Dallas Baptist University Excellent explanation of Sentimental Comedy for the theatre, offering several examples of the genre throughout historiy. Theatre Database Useful essay by playwright Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops To...

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...