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

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