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Can you name the Intro to Theatre terms/plays?

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Defn/ClueTerm/Play
work that mocks an original work...
'Missing the Mark'
improvised comic stage based on character type and situation...
A reversal of circumstances, or a turning point...
topics/events regarded as taboo, treated as humorous while retaining seriousness...
place behind stage for actors to change
Pity/Terror
attempt to portray real life...
extreme realism...
outdoor or indoor, stage 4-6 ft off ground, trap floors, 'tiring house, pit/yard, etc...
union of professional stage actors and stage managers...
Performances that emerged in 16th century in Italy and throughout Europe...Actors improvised the dialogue...
small scale theatre in NYC off B'way
play that follows format of exposition and preparation and builds into a climax...
incorporates a mode of acting that utilizes gestus (attitude, physical gesture)
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...
Defn/ClueTerm/Play
area for people to stand for 1 penny in elizabethan theatre...
term that describes post WWII/ no cause-to-effect relationships
Theatrical and dramatic practices that are mutually understood throughout Ancient Greek Theatre (Shakespeare's Soliloquies)...
Non-profit theatres throughout the US...
industrial age movement saying that humans had become machine like...
rejected structures of neoclassicism (infinite variety)...
fictional work that blends aspects of comedy and tragedy, serious play with happy ending...
people that stand in the pit/yard...
counters realism/naturalism, argued truth, expressed indirectly as symbols...
describes contemporary artistic tendencies...
form of drama, clear distinction between good/evil, hero over villian...
play that satires the manners of a social class...
comedic drama that emphasizes situation over character type...
League of resident theatres
a moment in a play when a character makes a critical discovery...
The principal Athenian festival at which plays are performed...
theatrical performances in NYC (high-scale)

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