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Theatre Appreciation 2

Subject : performing-arts
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected






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






3. A group of performers working together vocally and physically. A chorus of approximately 12-15 singer-dancers who interacted with and responded to the actors was an important element of ancient Greek theatre.






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






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






6. Collection of mystery plays






7. created by Augest von Schegel - the replacement of neoclassical structure: form should be directed by subject matter - not classical precedent. Romantics were fascinated with natural forces - the unexplainable - gothic - and mystical. Romantics drama






8. A group of performers working together vocally and physically. A chorus of approximately 12-15 singer-dancers who interacted with and responded to the actors was an important element of ancient Greek theatre.






9. The most popular form of performance in the 20th century






10. Sentences/paragraph structure






11. 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






12. Saint's plays






13. 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






14. 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






15. Author of play






16. Secondary line of action






17. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






18. A dramatic genre featuring a conflict between good and bad characters - fast paced action - a spectacular climax - and poetic justice






19. In charge of communication and call cues. 'Busiest person in theater.'






20. A drafting of the plan of the set as seen from overhead. A ground plan shows where any scenic pieces or set props (such as furniture) are to be placed






21. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






22. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






23. Director champions intention of playwright






24. 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






25. 'seeing place'






26. Body - voice - mind


27. The stage area closest to the audience; on the raked stage of the Renaissance theatres - the stage literally sloped downward as it got closer to the audience






28. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance






29. Designs costumes for the show






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


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






32. Push idea of reality - morality - and universality






33. Set at an angle. Early proscenium theatres featured a raked stage: the stage was elevated much higher at the back of the stage (upstage) than closer to the stage (downstage). Modern designers sometimes build a raked stage for a particular production






34. 'dancing space'






35. Attempts to represent reality on stage






36. Seats less than 100; amateur.






37. Scenery






38. Controls the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information (time and place).






39. Greatest dramatist of all time






40. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights






41. Helps establish mood - place - & intensity with the use of light






42. A dramatic genre featuring a conflict between good and bad characters - fast paced action - a spectacular climax - and poetic justice






43. A movement of the late 19th century championing the depiction of everyday life on the stage and the frank treatment of social problems in the theatre. The plays of Henrick Ibsen of the 1870s were important in establishing a dramatic style for realism






44. Standard tool for casting productions






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


46. To control the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information


47. Fee for each performance






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






49. Who or what opposes the central character






50. An actor/audience configuration in which the audience is on 3 sides of the performance area. (maybe theatre)