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

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