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

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