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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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

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