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Rules, Rule-Breaking, and French Neoclassicism: Crash Course Theater #20

Rules, Rule-Breaking, and French Neoclassicism: Crash Course Theater #20

Everyone knows, you need a bunch of rules to make good theater. That’s what the French thought in the 17th century, anyway. The French Neoclassical revival had a BUNCH of French playwrights following a bunch of rules. Unsurprisingly, some of the most interesting plays of the era broke those rules. Today, we’ll talk about the rules, and we’ll talk about Racine (who followed them), and Corneille (who was not so… Read Article →

Who was Molière, the great French playwright?

Who was Molière, the great French playwright?

In this video, I talk about Molière, a famous French playwright and actor who enjoyed success during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Why is he so famous? What were his best plays? “The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.” French Possum is a video channel dedicated to promoting the French culture and language to people around the world. All videos are in French… Read Article →

Tim Mooney Acting Workshop: Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul

Tim Mooney Acting Workshop: Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul

Tim Mooney analyzes an actor’s stage position, in light of the special significance we assign to a person’s eyes, and the accessibility of a character through them. if I'm facing this way delivering my lines I'm going to call this let's say 100% of available information when I turn profile out this way what percent would you say you're getting of me now 25 I would say it's 25 or… Read Article →

17th Century French Plays and Playwrights

17th Century French Plays and Playwrights

Video lecture for Introduction to Theatre. okay here we go we're finishing our discussion of 17th century French theater with a look at the significant playwrights of the period we will consider their plays and how they influenced the development of the art of theatre perhaps one of the most popular playwrights of this period was Pierre Corneille corn A's plays were popular both in the public theaters and the… Read Article →