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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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