Welcome to the Renaissance Period!
The Renaissance Period: (14th - 17th Centuries)
1. Meaning "rebirth" or "revival" --- historical period of approximately 300 years marked by a revival in art, literature, and learning.
2. The period served as a bridge or transition between medieval and modern Western Europe.
3. It began with the rediscovery of Greco-Roman Civilization which had been neglected during the Middle Ages. 4. It emphasized reason, a questioning attitude, experimentation, and free inquiry. This is contrasted with the medieval concern with faith, authority, and tradition.
5. It glorified the individual and approved worldly pleasures, viewing life as worthwhile for its own sake, not chiefly as a preparation for the life to come (salvation).
6. Focused attention upon secular society rather than the medieval preoccupation with the Church and religious affairs.
7. Featured great achievements in literature, art, and science.
8. The Invention of Printing: Encourages Literature 1. ca. 1450: printing with movable type was invented by a German, Johan Gutenberg. During the Middle Ages books had to be hand copied (time consuming and expensive) on parchment (goat skin).
9. Shakespeare (1564-1616) His plays employed a dramatic technique to probe historical events and human character. Best Known Plays: Histories: Henry IV and Henry V; Comedies: Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night's Dream Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth.
10. All four ninja turtles lived during this period. Art was influenced by the artistic achievements of Classical Greece and Rome. Particularly in sculpture and architecture--- Renaissance artists often imitated classical works. Renaissance painting emphasized realism, attention to detail, and a desire for perfection. Early Renaissance painters dealt with religious themes but with a lifelike approach.
Create a list of "forbidden love" stories. Think of different cultures, belief systems, status, money, jobs, parts of town, species, old & updated, opposites.
Read "Tristan and Isolde"
After reading this story--did you recognize the monomyth? Archetypes? Why do you suppose that is?