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Theatre Appreciation 2

Subject : performing-arts
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1. Oversees artistic aspects of show

2. Changeable scenery for specific plays (tragedies - comedies - pastoral tragicomedies). Appeared as early as 1508 and standardized approaches to such scenery were popularized by Sebastian Serlio. Ex: Wings - flats

3. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy

4. Central character

5. Attempts to represent reality on stage

6. Sentences/paragraph structure

7. Seats 500-1800; professional.

8. A flexible performance space (usually small) in which the actor/audience configuration can be easily changed for each production

9. Plot - character - thought - language - music - spectacle

10. Art that pushes recognized boundaries

11. 'seeing place'

12. Artistic decisions meant to communicate a specific interpretation of a play to the audience.

13. Creates a soundtrack to support the show. It may be recorded or live

14. Sentences/paragraph structure

15. A musical play that tells a story and has spoken words as well as songs

16. Style of production that acknowledges theatricality and does not attempt to created the impression of 'real life' on the stage. Presentational scenery - costumes - and lighting may suggest - distort - or even abstract reality. Presentational acting m

17. Central character

18. Called for naturalism - claiming that plays should show a 'slice of life'

19. When line of action suddenly switches

20. Bertolt Brecht; wanted audience to think about what they were seeing rather than blindly feel. Accomplished by interrupting dramatic moments.

21. : a specialist in finding actors for specific roles who assists the director in some professional productions

22. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism

23. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights

24. Push idea of reality - morality - and universality

25. 'old comedy'. Lewd humor - attacks on government

26. Art that pushes recognized boundaries

27. Greatest dramatist of all time

28. Invented by the Italians - a large open arch that marks the primary division between audience and performance space in a proscenium space. The proscenium arch frames the action of the play for the audience and limits the view of backstage areas

29. Was in favor of theater

30. Purgation of pity and fear experienced upon watching theater.

31. Historical accuracy

32. Didn't support theater. Believed a convincing actor was harmful to society

33. A chart that records items of clothing worn by each actor in each scene of the play

34. An actor/audience configuration in which the audience completely surrounds the performance area

35. Grecian attributed to writing the first tragedies then acting in them.

36. Causal play structure. A ? B ? C

37. Bertolt Brecht; wanted audience to think about what they were seeing rather than blindly feel. Accomplished by interrupting dramatic moments.

38. Push idea of reality - morality - and universality

39. Presentation style - external characteristics manipulated for desired effect - emphasis on vocal delivery

40. Seats 100-500; professional

41. The central element of causal plot; two forces working against each other

42. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance

43. Author of play

44. Body (dance - martial arts) - voice (projection - articulation - breathing) - and mind (improve - script analysis - character development)

45. Secondary line of action

46. Recognize plays as intellectual property of playwright

47. Saint's plays

48. Idea/script - sets - lights - costumes - props - performers

49. Director champions intention of playwright

50. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected