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

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