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Elizabethan Theater - First Black Friars

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Elizabethan Theater

Elizabethan Theatre
  • The Elizabethan Theatres started in the cobbled courtyards of Inns - they were called Inn-yards. As many as 500 people would attend play performances. There was clearly some considerable profit to be made in theatrical productions. James Burbage was an actor, who at one time would have played in the Inn-yards and, no doubt, negotiated a high price with the Innkeeper to perform on his premises.
  • It was the idea of James Burbage to construct the first purpose-built theatre - it was called ‘The Theatre’ .
  • It was based on the style of the old Greek and Roman open-air amphitheatres. ‘The Theatre’ was to be the first of many Eliza…

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The Novel (Definition and Types) : Definition and Meaning, History – Proto Novels, Types of Novels

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The Novel (Definition and Types)

Definition and Meaning

The novel can be defined as an extended work of fiction written in prose. The following are some of the main characteristics of the novel:

  • As it is a lengthier work, it allows for a greater variety of characters, a more complex plot, and better character development than shorter forms such as the short story or the novelette.
  • Although long works of prose fiction have been composed since ancient times, the novel emerged as a definitive literary form only in the eighteenth century. Since then,…

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