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Defn/ClueTerm/Play
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
Pity/Terror
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
place behind stage for actors to change
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
Performances that emerged in 16th century in Italy and throughout Europe...Actors improvised the dialogue...
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
'Missing the Mark'
set of rules that dominated drama/theatre from the renaissance to 18th century (i.e. never mix tragedy and comedy)...
attempt to portray real life...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
people that stand in the pit/yard...
work that mocks an original work...
theatrical performances in NYC (high-scale)
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
extreme realism...
League of resident theatres
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...

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