Literary History Unversität Bern English Bachelor
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What were the two religious movements in the Middle Ages in Englannd? Who won?
Roman Church vs. Irish Church
Roman Church won -> Latin
Which was the first English poem?
Caedmon's Hymn - Bede
What are the key features of historical context in the Middle Ages? Name 3
Rise of English as vernacular
Rise of Literature
Printing Press established by William Caxton in 1476
Who were the key authors in the Middle Ages? Name 3 and their most renown works.
Geoffry Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
John Gower Confessio Amantis
Bede historia ecclesiastica
What was special about the Canterbury Tales?
Focus on characters and individual; different characters, voices, genres and styles
innovation of poetic form
It is an estates satire, critisism of society
What is "Peripeteia"?
What is "Anagnorisis"?
Terms that belong to tragedy
A sudden change of events
The characters remark the sudden change
What are the changes between Medieval and Early Modern Theater? Name 4
Temporary stages -> fixed playhouses
Amateur writes -> professinal playwrights (Shakespeare, Marlow?
Amateur actors (member of guilds) -> professional actors (no women)
Religious -> non-religious
What kind of theater is typical for Medieval Drama?
Mystery plays, Religious and moral,13th Century in vernacular (not latin)
Morality Plays (Everyman) early 15th Century
Paul Baumgartner - Lehrmittel für Elektroberufe
Lernmedien für Wirtschaft & Recht auf Sekundarstufe II