How many Paris theatres were there at Moliere's death? How many were there by 1697?
What did the Comedie Francaise perform?
What did the Opera perform?
Original music dramas
Who started the Encyclopedie?
Andre le Breton
How many articles were in the encyclopedie?
Who were the primary editors of the Encyclopedie?
Jean d'Alembert and Denis Diderot
In the encyclopedie frontispiece, who pulls the veil from truth?
Reason, Religion, and Metaphysics
Who adorns Truth with garlands?
Who sent a letter to D'Alembert defend Geneva's prohibition of theatre?
What 3 things did Rousseau say about theatre?
1--theatre is unable to offer true moral instruction; 2--actors are debased figures incapable of moral reformation; 3--the public is better served by nontheatrical substitute performances
What was Denis Diderot's 1757 play?
Le Fils Naturel; The Illegitimate Son
What was a dialogic introduction to the play defending Diderot's innovations?
What did Diderot call for in his entretiens to Le Fils Naturel?
1--Attention to verisimilitude based on the observation of life; 2--more focus on actor performance than playwright poetry; 3--Removal of the audience from the stage; 4--no more conventional scenery; 5--creation of blocking based on mise en scene
What was Diderot's 1758 play?
Le Pere de Famille; The Father of the Family
What was the entretiens to La Pere de Famille?
Discourse on Dramatic Poetry
What are the four parts of Diderot's dramatic spectrum?