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

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