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

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