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

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