Theatre Styles in Time

Timeline created by coopamina
  • Neoclassiciism-France

    Moliere writes his comedy about religious hypocrisy Tartuffe (1664) which was banned from being performed until 1666.
  • Romanticism

    Victor Hugo penned an early example of romantic drama with his play Cromwell (1827)
    Image for modern romantic musical The Robber Bridegroom
  • Realism Begins

    Realism Begins
    Henrik Ibsen (known as "the father of realism" writes "A Doll's House" 1879. Realism continues to be the dominant style in theater.
  • Naturalism Begins

    August Strindberg writes "Miss Julie"
  • Symbolism Begins

    Maurice Maeterlink writes "The Intruder" one of the first uses of Symbolism in a play text. Symbolism would slowly lose influence as a theater style
  • Expressionism emerged in Germany around 1910

  • World War I Begins

    Germany declares war on Russia
  • World War I ends

    Germany surrenders
  • Surrealism

    There are few pure examples of surrealism in drama. One early example is Vsevelod Meyerhold's The Magnificent Cuckold (1922).
  • theatricalism

    Theeatricalism begain in 1938 with Thornton Wilder's Our Town
  • World War II begins

    Germany invades Poland
  • World War II Ends

    Japan signs surrender agreement
  • Absurdism

    Beckett websiteWaiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of the most famous absurdist plays.
  • Postmodernism

    Robert Wilson's "A Letter for Queen Victoria" (1974) is a prime example of postmodernism although the beginnings of postmodernism is imprecise.
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