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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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