Theatre History Timeline

Timeline created by chloe cox
  • -534 BCE

    Tragedy

    Greece
  • -458 BCE

    Agamemnon

    Aeschylus
  • -431 BCE

    Medea

    Euripides
  • -411 BCE

    Lysistrata

    Aristophanes
  • -330 BCE

    Aristotle's Poetics

  • -206 BCE

    Braggart Soldier

    Plautus
  • 398

    Council of Carthage

  • 568

    State production of theatre ends

  • 692

    Attempt to ban theatre

  • 935

    Dulcitius

    Hrotsvitha
  • 1400

    Second Shepherds Play

    Wakefield Mystery Play Cycle
  • 1545

    Master of Revels

  • 1559

    Ban on religious/political plays

  • Doctor Faustus

    Christopher Marlowe
  • King Lear

    William Shakespeare
  • Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster
  • Period:
    -550 BCE
    to
    -220 BCE

    Greek Theatre

  • Period:
    -509 BCE
    to
    -27 BCE

    Roman Republic

  • Period:
    -336 BCE
    to
    -31 BCE

    Hellenistic Theatre

  • Period:
    -204 BCE
    to
    64

    Roman Drama

  • Period:
    -27 BCE
    to
    476

    Roman Empire

  • Period:
    476
    to
    900

    Byzantine Era

  • Period:
    900
    to
    1050

    Early Middle Ages

    Liturgical Drama
  • Period:
    1050
    to
    1300

    High Middle Ages

  • Period:
    1300
    to
    1500

    Late Middle Ages

  • Period:
    1484
    to

    Tudor Era

  • Period:
    1558
    to

    Elizabethan Era

  • Period: to

    Jacobean Era

  • Period: to

    Caroline Era