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Play in which a heroic character experiences a downfall
Where were plays performed twice a year, when states would pick plays and wealthy citizens would foot the bill
Style known for crude language, lack of restriction, and political content
Style largely focused on unrequited or unattainable love, eliminated chorus, focused on common people
Style in Greece that shifted focus to fictional characters, eliminated chorus
Who published Greek records?
Father of Greek tragedy, wrote trilogy The Oresteia
Aeschylus responsible for adding what?
Wrote Oedipus the King, heightened tragic form by adding third actor and downsizing chorus
First playwright to allow women to act in tragedies
Credited with being first Roman to imitate theatre of the Greeks, bringing theatre to Rome
Dominant form of theatre in Rome
Wrote Roman comedies, including Pot of Gold and Braggart Warrior
Freed Roman slave who wrote comedies such as Andria and Adelphi, plays included more complex plots
What resulted in the outlaw of drama in Rome?
Father of Indian drama
Indian drama unique in that it was unaffected by
Egyptian passion plays centered around central god figure of
Dominant form of theatre in 14th cent Japan; characterized by rigid structure and unchanging traditoin
Began in Japan late 16th cent; addressed injustices of people who faced harsh laws of feudal system
Involves morality, the dead past, and worship of man; seen in Chinese musical theatre
Chinese theatre involving idolatry, changing future, and worship of images
Chinese theatre involving superstition, evils in the present, and worship of spirits
Work dubbed Chinese Theatre of the Absurd, wrote in secrecy
German phrase meaning 'free theatre,' a German society that sponsored performances of banned or censored plays
A puppet theatre in which puppeteers control dolls using strings attached to various parts of the doll; used to depict religious stories
Aim of this type of theatre to create productions in which political propaganda not the sole content and purpose
Organized group of people hired to applaud during theatrical performances
These plays originated in the Middle Ages when priests would act out episodes in the life of Jesus
These plays developed when laymen developed miracle plays into new form that focused on everyday people and used allegory to teach a moral lesson
Dramatic literature in the Middle Ages existed primarily in the form of _______
Traveled from town to town in medieval days offering a source of entertainment
In Elizabethan England, ______ were given to performers to regulate activity of false troupes
Productions written for the purpose of performing for the queen in the 16th cent
Introduced during reign of Henry VIII; elaborate spectacles that featured music, costumes, scenery, mechanical effects, and characters of mythological or allegorical origin
Led attack on English theatre; resulted in ban until the Restoration
Also known as comedy of manners, popular themes included comical nature of love and marriage; women allowed onstage for first time
_____ of Spain contained legends, became more and more elaborate before finally evolving into full-blown dramatic productions
____ found its footing in 17th cent Italy, after Inquisition limited creative outlets outside of music
Refers to improvisational drama, provided the frame of the play but it was up to actors to provide substance; utilized stock characters
Where is recognized as place where American theatre originated?
Plays existed as early as ____ in America
Credited as part of original company that solidified place of American theatre; fought to have troupe perform starting in 1753
Put together a company of players that performed in America, starting in 1753
The earliest play presented in NY for which a record exists
According to Aristotle, tragedy can be traced to Greek song form called
Presented theory that tragedy originated from worship of the dead
According to Aristotle, comedy first introduced in a performance or festival called
Invented by Romans, used as a tool to criticize current social situation
This type of Roman satire characterized by a rhapsodic blending of prose and verse that ridiculed various social characters
This type of Roman satire generally composed in epic meter
___________ and _______ more secular performances of Middle Ages
Most noted for comic situations that used characters to whom the audience could relate
Performed between acts of longer plays; also used to entertain guests during celebrations or banquets
Type of theatre characterized by distance b/w people's selfish individual motives and their simultaneous concern about projecting the image of being polite, well-mannered, educated
Created by Tony Pastor, a type of variety show that involves a number of different acts, usually unrelated to each other
AKA New Theatre and anti-theatre, type of play in which human condition decried as meaningless
Norwegian dramatist who extolled value of the individual, work exposed social prejudices of the time
Romanian credited with creating theatre of the absurd
French playwright known for satire, considered one of the greatest comic dramatists of all time
Frenchman who believed theatre needed to awaken people to the truths that they struggled to suppress
Irish-born socialist, wrote comedic pieces with social and political propaganda
Theatre manager of Royalty Theatre in London, creator of English comic-opera
French playwright of the Enlightenment, known for rebellion against intolerance, use of exotic influence in works
Wrote The Art of the Theatre, believed theatre needed to be unified under guidance of director and scripts not essential
American playwright/director/producer, furthered naturalism in the theatre by unconventional methods, high attn to detail
Dubbed first modern director in theatre
Russian actor/director/producer, believed emotion could be conveyed through use of practiced postures and gestures, regardless of actors emotional state
Produced some of best romantic dramas in 17th cent Spain, wrote comic and tragic dramas
Madrid-born dramatist, placed emphasis on the individual, work consisted of four distinct styles: chivalrous drama, historical heroic drama, social life drama, and sacred plays
English theatrical manager; managed London's Drury Lane Theatre...attempted to establish opera in England
English actor, erected first theatre in London called The Theatre in Shorditch; started Blackfriar's Theatre
Elizabethan dramatist who preceded Shakespeare; famous for blank verse
English dramatist; noted for comic dramas
English dramatist; transformed moralities of the Middle Ages into more modern productions by changing allegorical characters into real people
Brought pastoral to England; created the form of Court Comedy
London-born dramatist; famed for works of comedy and satire
German shoemaker, writer, singer, songwriter; wrote over 208 plays during 16th cent
Spanish actor, manager, playwright: invented pasos, the Spanish version of the short farce
French writer who supported naturalism
French writer who is credited as founding father of realism in European literature
19th cent. French playwright who incorporated both naturalism and realism into his work
first female English playwright and British spy
Rhinoceros, The Chairs, the Bald Soprano
Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion, the Doctor's Dilemma
Tamburlaine, Doctor Faustus, Edward II, The Massacre at Paris
The Way of the World, The Old Bachelor, Love for Love
Absolute Signal, Wilderness Man, Between Life and Death
The Star of Seville, The Sheep Well, The foolish Lady
Devotion of the Cross, Life is a Dream, The World is a Fair
Baal, A Man's a Man, The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage
The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, the Cherry Orchard
Seven Keys to Baldplate, The Little Millionaire, Little Nelly Kelly
The Rivals, the Critic, The School for Scandal
The Robbers, Don Carlos, Maria Stuart
Faust, The Lover's Caprice, Egmont, Stella
The Alchemist, Every Man out of his Humor, the Sad Shepherd
Lucretia, Virginia
Eufemia, Medora, Armelina
The She-Wolf, The Wolf Hunt, Rustic Chivalry
Peter Pan, Mary Rose, Quality Street
The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro
Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days

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