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fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
extreme realism...
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
people that stand in the pit/yard...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
place behind stage for actors to change
work that mocks an original work...
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)...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
League of resident theatres
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
theatrical performances in NYC (high-scale)
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
attempt to portray real life...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
'Missing the Mark'
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
Pity/Terror
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
Performances that emerged in 16th century in Italy and throughout Europe...Actors improvised the dialogue...
incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
play that satires the manners of a social class...

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