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

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