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

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