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

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