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Defn/ClueTerm/Play
attempt to portray real life...
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
Performances that emerged in 16th century in Italy and throughout Europe...Actors improvised the dialogue...
extreme realism...
League of resident theatres
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
'Missing the Mark'
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
people that stand in the pit/yard...
work that mocks an original work...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
place behind stage for actors to change
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
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)...
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
theatrical performances in NYC (high-scale)
Pity/Terror
fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...

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