Neo-classical Period in Britain Quiz
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Neo-classical Period in Britain Quiz

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What was Charles II's stance on theatres during his reign?

He opened theatres and was a patron of the theatre.

Why were plays produced during the Neo-classical Period mostly attacked and disapproved?

Playhouses were considered dens of iniquity and actors immoral.

What influenced the rise of middle-class families' interest in drama during the Neo-classical Period?

The blending of middle-class family values with the reopening of theatres.

What characterized Neoclassicism as an artistic movement during the Neo-classical Period?

<p>Artists attempted to emulate classical form from Greek and Roman sources.</p> Signup and view all the answers

During the Restoration Period, who was the monarch who marked the return of the Royal Family to England and Ireland after an eleven-year Commonwealth era?

<p>Charles II</p> Signup and view all the answers

What influenced Restoration Comedy playwrights to include social satire in their plays?

<p>Influence of French comedy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What event led to the civil war during Charles I's reign in England?

<p>The refusal of the parliament to help Charles I against the Scottish</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which characteristic feature of Neoclassical Drama is highlighted in the text?

<p>Placing the young in conflict with the old</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was the Puritan general that led Parliament in governing during the Commonwealth era and was against the Royalists?

<p>Oliver Cromwell</p> Signup and view all the answers

What were some classical virtues that Neoclassical writers drew on to produce prose, poetry, and drama?

<p>Simplicity, logic, economy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What impact did the Puritan rule have on literary figures during the Commonwealth era?

<p>Led to literary oppression with closures of theatres</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of Ben Johnson's plays is characterized as intensely satiric and attacks sins like avarice, lechery, and hypocrisy?

<p>Volpone, or The Fox</p> Signup and view all the answers

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