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Theatre Appreciation 2

Subject : performing-arts
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1. Helps establish mood - place - & intensity with the use of light

2. Planned actor movement

3. Author of play

4. When line of action suddenly switches

5. Fee for each performance

6. Standard tool for casting productions

7. Silhouette (overall shape) - color - texture - accent

8. Designs costumes for the show

9. Historical accuracy

10. Silhouette (overall shape) - color - texture - accent

11. Theatre where Shakespeare's company of actors worked primarily

12. Named after craftsmen. Had travelling players - masked performers - physical comedy - and stock characters

13. Wrote the Orestia which is the only surviving trilogy

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

15. A picture created by a designer to communicate with other production personnel

16. 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

17. Father of Epic theater - wanted people to think about what they were seeing - alienation effect.

18. Actor in 5th century Greece

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

20. 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

21. Greatest dramatist of all time

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

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

24. Action - place - time

25. Sentences/paragraph structure

26. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights

27. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance

28. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets

29. Plays performed by the clergy in latin as part of the worship service in Christian monasteries and cathedrals during the Middle Ages.

30. The area farthest away from the audience

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

32. Scenery

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

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

35. Actor in 5th century Greece

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

37. Fee for each performance

38. 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

39. A movement that rejected nearly every aspect of neoclassicism - celebrated the natural world - and valued intense emotion and individuality.

40. Seats 100-500; professional

41. Collection of mystery plays

42. 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

43. Physical commedy

44. Action - place - time

45. Handles business aspects of show

46. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy

47. Director champions intention of playwright

48. Was in favor of theater

49. Theatre where Shakespeare's company of actors worked primarily

50. Second round of auditions to which specific actors are invited