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

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