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Necessary for it to be classified as theatre
Audience
Know events unfolding before them aren't real, but for the time they react emotionally
Willing suspension of disbeleif
Occurred in churches or cathedrals
Liturgical drama
Outside church; stood around pageant wagons
Cycle or mystery plays
When did theatres become profitable?
During the Renaissance
When was the Globe rebuilt?
1997
Had seats that were less expensive than boxes but more desirable than the gallery
The pit
What was the most popular form of theatre in the 19th century?
Melodrama
Look for larger trends between and among works and theatre artists
Theorist
Assist in selection of plays and work with playwrights on the creation of new plays
"Literary manager"-Dramaturg
Placed middle class protagonists at the center of drama
"Burgeois Tragedy"
Must earn a profit for its investors
Commercial
Money must be channeled back into the theatre to support staff, productions, and facilities
Nonprofit
Primary responsibility of the producer
Raise money for the show
Marketing job
Insure that there is an audience
Help negotiate contracts or disputes, collect and distribute money, connect actor or playwright with appropriate people
Agent
Most common type of theatre today
Proscenium
Oldest configuration for permanent, architectural theatres
Thrust
Communal space was created with the introduction of this configuration; more intimate
Thrust
Undertaken by artists who are making their living at theatre
Professional theatre
Forbade religious subjects in plays
Elizabeth I; English Renaissance
Undertaken by artists whose primary income is not generated or derived from box office sales
Amateur theatre
LESS new material and more revivals and shows based on existing, familiar material
Broadway
Viewed as a tryout for Broadway
Off-Broadway
Encouraged experimental techniques and nurtured the work of new playwrights
Off-Off-Broadway
Free, outdoor performances
Public Theatre
Reverse Broadway's emphasis on musicals and include more straight plays
Regional Theatre
Provide employment for thousands of theatre artists
Regional Theatre
Educational Theatre began in
1914
The International Thespian Conference was a testament to the importance of theatre at many
high schools
Provide opportunities for local community members to participate in and watch live theatre
Community Theatre
First laid the foundation for the theory of the "willing suspension of disbelief"
Aristotle