Comedy and Tragedy provides the focus for a survey of classical theatre drawn from Ancient Greece, medieval mystery cycles and morality plays, the rise of the professional players within the commedia dell'arte of the Renaissance, Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and the theatre of Moliere. Play scripts are studied through a systematic approach to dramaturgical research and analysed as texts for performance. Special attention is paid to the analysis of dramatic structure, and how the development of dramatic tension is associated with the ethical and moral dilemmas that confront the central characters within a play.
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