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

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