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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
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1. Movement of art and literature in 16th century - based on Greek and Roman works

2. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright

3. Linear events progress forward in time

4. Practitioners do not rely on theatrical activity for their livelihood

5. What characters do - what characters say about themselves - what others say about them

6. A group of actors - not just one star

7. Evokes emotions of pity and fear - serious - ends unhappily

8. In a proscenium space - spaces offstage to the left and right for actors - crew - and scenery not yet in the visible performance space

9. A group of performers working together vocally and physically

10. Professional - but all proceeds go back into the theatre - may require grants/donations

11. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience

12. Blend of union and non-union actors - sometimes housed in non-traditional locations

13. Audience watches from 3 sides

14. Visible light source on stage

15. A>B>C>D

16. Causes trouble for the main character

17. 'The Well Made Play' Credited with writing in between 440-500 plays - featured a melodramatic strategy

18. An entrance to elevated seating for the audience that runs underneath the audience and comes up to empty to the seating area

19. Writer and first actor

20. Blend of union and non-union actors - sometimes housed in non-traditional locations

21. Experimented with symbolism in an unconventional setting

22. 'Storm and stress'

23. Scenery - costume - lighting - rhythm - movement - composition

24. Italians

25. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor

26. Units of action that build emotional intensity

27. Meetings before casting - brainstorming - shaping work into a unified concept

28. Someone who writes plays

29. Causes trouble for the main character

30. Works published before 1923

31. Silhouette - color - texture - accent

32. The person in charge of the artistic aspects of theatrical production

33. Historically accurate costumes and scenery

34. Moscow arts theatre - ensemble acting - psychological evaluation of character

35. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy

36. Thomas Aquinas - literature can be dispersed at a faster rate

37. Occurs when a line of action suddenly veers to the opposite

38. Used alienation to encourage distance

39. Physical comedy that became popular with the downslide of religious theatre

40. Wrote 'The Republic' about people who would be allowed in his society

41. Shows that are produced to earn a profit for investors

42. Medea - The Bacchae

43. Grammatically based

44. Feel more in stage acting.

45. In ancient Greece - the audience seating area at floor level immediately in front of the stage

46. Reality (violence happens offstage) - morality (needs to teach a moral lesson) - and universality

47. A fee for each performance

48. Moscow arts theatre - ensemble acting - psychological evaluation of character

49. Information needed to understand the play

50. Stock characters (servants - masters - lovers)