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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
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1. Causes trouble for the main character

2. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright

3. Proscenium space

4. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events

5. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch

6. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)

7. Someone who writes plays

8. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience

9. A picture of the scene from the audience perspective

10. Emile Zola - throws away traditional structure - 'slice of life'

11. Gas lights - etc.

12. Humorous - objective view point

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

14. Performs Actions of the Play

15. Audience watches from 3 sides

16. Exaggerated comedy derived from situations

17. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates

18. Focused on thought - controversial

19. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy

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

21. The Clouds - The Frogs - Lysistrata

22. Main character

23. Rebellion against melodrama and romanticism - more based on character's psychological journey - controversial subject matter

24. The era we are currently in

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

26. The person in charge of the financial business and aspects of a production.

27. Imitation of character and action

28. Someone who writes plays

29. Gas lights - etc.

30. Rejection of neoclassicism -

31. Born in Stafford Upon Avon - studied Latin in school - wrote 30 plays

32. A group of educated men from Oxford and Cambridge Who wrote and performed for the professional public theatre

33. Less than 100 people - experimental theatre - not exactly commercial

34. Used alienation to encourage distance

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

36. A second or later round of auditions to which specific actors are invited

37. Occurs when something important is found - learned - or realized - during the action of the play

38. A drawing created by the lighting designer showing where each lighting instrument is to be hung

39. The Oresteia - only surviving Greek trilogy - added 2nd actor

40. Verse

41. 100-499 people

42. Audience observes from a similar viewpoint

43. Six elements - catharsis

44. Events that set off a major conflict

45. Emotional release

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

47. Works published before 1923

48. Causes trouble for the main character

49. Play reenacting biblical stories

50. Was poetry for many years