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Early European Theater

• The writings of this period were primarily hymns, sermons and similar theologically oriented works. • Latin became a literary medium. • Major preserves of learning are the monasteries. • 8th century Europe returned to greater stability under the Carolingian kings. ➢ Charles Martel – defeated the Moslems at Tours in 732 AD, through his innovative use of armored horsemen as the principal military force, initiating the development of knighthood. ➢ Charlemagne – extended his realm into the Slavic territories and converting non- Christians on the way. Charlemagne was crowned by the Pope and pronounced him as the successor to Constantine. The scenario was the first attempt to establish the Holy Roman Empire. • Charlemagne’s death caused Europe to break into small units isolated from each other and from the world. • Moslem controlled the Mediterranean and the Vikings, still pagans, conquered the northern seas.

Early Middle Ages

• Life was relatively simple. • Feudalistic patterns were fully established. ➢ Manor (large estate)- headed by a noble man, assumed absolute authority over the peasants who worked his land collectively. ➢ Vassals – supplies the lords a specified number of knights upon demand and the lords in return were bound to protect their vassals.

The Theater (500- 900 AD)

• The theater revived during the early Middle Ages. • After the Western Roman Empire crumbled and the state ceased to finance performances, the mime troupes had broken up. • Small groups of traveling performers – storytellers, jugglers, acrobats, jesters, mimes, ropedancers went from town to town, entertaining. ➢ They performed in taverns and at festivals for the commoners and at court for the nobility. ➢ Festivals usually contained both pagan…...

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