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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
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1. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events

2. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience

3. Movement of art and literature in 16th century - based on Greek and Roman works

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

5. A drafting of the set as seen from overhead

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

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

8. A type of performance in which dialogue and action are not planned ahead of time and written down - but are made of on the spot by the actors

9. Amateur theatre in which shows are created by residents of a particular area who come together without being part of a professional or academic institution

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

11. Historically accurate costumes and scenery

12. In the middle ages - wagons with scenery used in professional staging

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

14. Performs Actions of the Play

15. The period of work in which the show is made ready for the stage.

16. Production of plays in schools at primary - secondary - undergraduate - and graduate levels

17. Suggest - distort - or abstract reality - deliberately incomplete - impossible in real life

18. Was poetry for many years

19. The actual meaning of the dialogue behind the words spoken

20. In ancient Greece - a stage house upstage from the circular orchestra

21. Rhyming

22. Planned actor movement

23. Controls the environment in the theatre

24. Units of action that build emotional intensity

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

26. Verse

27. Serious and comedic qualities are mixed

28. Italians

29. Appearance of truth

30. Not many props or detailed scenery

31. Causes trouble for the main character

32. Greek - actor

33. The standard tool for casting a production

34. 500-1800 people

35. A specialist in finding actors for specific roles

36. Information needed to understand the play

37. Visible light source on stage

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

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

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

41. The standard tool for casting a production

42. Grammatically based

43. 500-1800 people

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

45. A group of actors - not just one star

46. 'Emotion over intellect' - made to assault the senses - developed by Antonin Artaud

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

48. England's type of theatre

49. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)

50. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor