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

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