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

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