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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Renaissance_theatre

English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, or ( commonly) as Elizabethan ... Academic drama stems from late medieval, early modern practices of miracles and ... The public theatres were three stories high, and built around an open space at the centre. .... Tragedy was a very popular genre.

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With his plays Shakespeare brought Elizabethan drama—and English ... They added farce (comedy that presents absurd characters and scenes in ... types of drama: morality play, farce, English history play, and pastoral drama, which idealized country settings. .... popular play did much to shape the great tragedies to come.

www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/tragedyvscomedy.html

A discussion of Shakespeare's theory of comedy, history and tragedy, and why some comedies are called romances. ... Characteristics of Elizabethan Drama ... Of the three types of plays recognized in the Shakespeare First Folio -- Comedies , ... but this does not apply either to Hamlet or to Othello, and even in the case of ...

www.elizabethanenglandlife.com/elizabethan-era-comedy-and-dramas.html

The works of William Shakespeare were divided into three categories - comedies , tragedies and histories. Comedy Plays brought massive audiences to the ...

www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/background/24c.html

The three genres of drama were comedy, satyr plays, and most important of all, tragedy. Comedy: The first comedies were mainly satirical and mocked men in ...

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/History_of_Western_Theatre:_Greeks_to_Elizabethans/Acting

Satyric drama followed the same rules tragedy did, so it was also limited to three actors. In comedy, Cratinus established the rule of having only three actors in a comedy, although, ... There was no demand for full-time performers. ... Therefore, acting style concentrated mostly on the voice with three types of delivery: speech,  ...

www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm

A collection of William Shakespear's works did not appear until 1623 (a full seven years ... and David Scott Kastan's revision of the Arden (now known as 'Arden 3'). ... Quarto Texts and first published plays as Comedies, Histories and Tragedies ... that other forms of Elizabethan entertainment were being seriously affected.

www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/an-introduction-to-shakespeares-comedy

Mar 15, 2016 ... Both A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night end with three. ... Interwoven with the plot of Benedick and Beatrice's love story is the drama of so-called 'love' ... Comedy was traditionally a 'lower' genre than tragedy or history, and ... Satire was a higher genre than other kinds of comedy, commended ...

www.britannica.com/art/tragedy-literature/Theory-of-tragedy

tragedy - Theory of tragedy: As the great period of Athenian drama drew to an ... 427–347 bce), the history of the criticism of tragedy began with speculation on ... To establish the basis for a reconciliation between ethical and artistic demands, ... A theme for comedy may not be set forth in verses of tragedy; each style must ...