Essay on French Neo Classical

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The French Neo Classical era of theatre has influenced today’s society in a number of ways including woman’s fashion, dance, architecture and theatre performance. We have seen this throughout history and it still has continued into today’s society. The term Burlesque is usually thought of as slightly naughty theatre produced and performed between the 1700s and World War II. Webster defines it as a literary or dramatic work that seeks to mock by means of bizarre embellishment or comic imitation, mockery usually by caricature or theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits, and sometimes striptease acts. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which itself derives…show more content…
The French Revolution (1789–1799) was bordered by two artistic styles, Rococo and Neo-classicism. Before and after the French Revolution, Neo-classicism was the main artistic style in France, Europe and the USA from about 1750 to 1830. This classical revitalization of the later 18th century was characteristic for its emphasis on archaeological accuracy, the result of the period's unprecedented level of knowledge of the art and architecture of the ancient world. The heroic phase of Neo-classical painting resulted in Jacques-Louis David’s most pivotal works, Death of Marat and Oath of the Horatii. These works personified the Enlightenment thought of Diderot, Voltaire, and Rousseau, namely the ideas of basic human rights, modern scientific investigation, rationalism and moral rectitude. In its purest form it is a style principally derived from the architecture of Classical Greece and the architecture of Italian Andrea Palladio. In form, neoclassical architecture emphasizes the wall rather than separate identities to each of its parts. In the sixteenth century, France was in turmoil. The Renaissance in France began in a different way than in countries at peace. In France there was a civil war between Catholics and Protestants. This civil anxiety lasted until 1594 when Henri IV converted
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