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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
'Missing the Mark'
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
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)...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
League of resident theatres
attempt to portray real life...
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
theatrical performances in NYC (high-scale)
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
work that mocks an original work...
extreme realism...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
Pity/Terror
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
people that stand in the pit/yard...
place behind stage for actors to change
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...

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