Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Elizabethan Tragedy vs. Classical Tragedy

Elizabethan Drama (Shakespeare) Classical Drama (The Greeks)




Panoramic: Many Places/Elastic Time Unified: One Place/Real-time
Action: Onstage: Fights/Battles Action: Always Off-Stage (Described)
Character: Monologue (break 4th Wall)
Confident
Character: Dialogue w/Chorus
Diction: Varies (Nobility vs. Commoner)
"Common Man"


Diction: High (Noble) Upper-Classes

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