- Discuss the Renaissance in terms of the basic principles of the neoclassical ideal. Include in your discussion the influences of Aristotle’s and Horace’s dramatic theory on Renaissance thought.
2. Discuss the conventions and typical characters of an Italian commedia dell’arte troupe. Include in your discussion information on acting company organization and typical production venue and format.
3. Discuss the “illusionistic” tradition of the Renaissance, focusing on the concepts of visual proportion and perspective painting. Discuss the characteristics of the tragic, comic and pastoral settings of Sebastiano Serlio