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

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