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Restoration and 18 th Century Theatre. 1660 Return of the Monarchy Charles II. People. Women Allowed to Perform Charles the Second returns Playwrights and Actors. Architecture.    New indoor theatres - deep aprons, proscenium arches, painted flats, candles and oil lamps. .

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restoration and 18 th century theatre

Restoration and 18th CenturyTheatre

1660

Return of the Monarchy

Charles II

people
People
  • Women Allowed to Perform
  • Charles the Second returns
  • Playwrights and Actors
architecture
Architecture

   New indoor theatres - deep aprons, proscenium arches, painted flats, candles and oil lamps.

important events
Important Events
  • Restoration began when Charles II returned from France and reclaimed throne
  • Brought new era of theatre from Paris
terms
Terms
  • Comedy of Manners - A comedy satirizing the attitudes and behavior of a particular social group, often of fashionable society
  • Restoration ended in 1737 - Parliament passed Licensing Act allowing only two public playhouses (Covent Garden, Drury Lane) “Legitimate Theatre”
playwrights you do not have to copy this

Playwrights(you do not have to copy this

John Dryden, George Etherage, William Wycherly, George Farquhar, William Congreve,

Oliver Goldsmith,

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

actors
Actors

lDavid Garrick - actor and director, created new acting style (naturalistic) and came to be regarded as one of England's greatest actors

l actors
l Actors 
  • Sarah Kemble Siddons and brother John Phillip Kemble-parents were performers
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Actors

lEdmund Kean-performed the great works of Shakespeare.

Visited America twice