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

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