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

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