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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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