Europe in The 17 th Century. The Age of Reason, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution. Religion. Protestant Reformation vs. Catholic Counter-Reformation Rise of Puritans and Anabaptists Vicious sectarian violence throughout Europe.
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The Age of Reason, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution
30 Years War:The Battle of Lützen, a Swedish victory, but one that saw the death of King Gustavus Adolphus on November 16, 1632.
René Descartes. Portrait by Frans Hals, 1648
A replica of Isaac Newton's telescope of 1672.
Godfrey Kneller's Sir Isaac Newton at 46
G. P. Pannini assembles the canon of Roman ruins and Roman sculpture into one vast imaginary gallery (1756)
The Rise of the Middle Class
Gin Lane (1751). Etching and Engraving by William Hogarth. The New York Public Library.
Prince of Wales
Mary “Perdita” Robinson
Duchess of Devonshire
Vauxhall Gardens (1784). A drawing by Thomas Rowlandson. Victoria and Albert Royal Museum.
Addison and SteeleThe Spectator
A London coffeehouse. The British Museum
A reading of Molière, Jean François de Troy, ca. 1728
Louis Michel van Loo Portrait of Diderot
J. S. Muller after Samuel Wale, A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens Shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens (after 1751).
The Laughing Audience (1733). Etching and engraving by William Hogarth. The New York Public Library
Most of his tragedies are based on classical themes and tragedies
Considered the master of the Alexandrine line
Major works:Andromaque (1667) Britannicus(1669) Bérénice (1670) Iphigénie (1674) Phèdre (1677)Jean Racine1639-1699
Elmire---Orgon—deceased wife Cleante, Orgon’s friend
Tartuffe M. Loyal Officer of the Court
a hypocrite a bailiff deus ex machina
King of Athens King of Crete
AmazonKing of Athens
QueenOenone, Phaedra’s nurse