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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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