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

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