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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...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
League of resident theatres
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
'Missing the Mark'
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
people that stand in the pit/yard...
incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
place behind stage for actors to change
attempt to portray real life...
fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
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Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
play that followed a set of 3 tragedies at the City Dionysia...
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
extreme realism...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
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)
work that mocks an original work...
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
Pity/Terror
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...

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