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

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