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

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