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

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