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

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