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

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