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incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
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...
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
place behind stage for actors to change
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)
Pity/Terror
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
work that mocks an original work...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
'Missing the Mark'
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
people that stand in the pit/yard...
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
attempt to portray real life...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
extreme realism...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
League of resident theatres

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