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

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