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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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