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amusing/absurd-humor
man's relationship to society; human failings that are amusing or silly
comedy
demons inside, innerstruggle brings about own downfall, no escape from defeat; inernal conflict
tragedy
the art of theater, hero's relationship to society; social and problem play
drama
shock the audience, superficial, exaggerated form; sensational; unexpected; stock types; plot superficial
melodrama
anything goes if it makes the audience laugh; consists of plysical action and coincidence; stock characters
farce
what do drama and literature have in common?
characters, story, plots and themes
how are drama and literature different?
drama-intermediate stage performed
literature-designed for reading
Harder shifting time and place in drama, while literature is easier. Comes to life when performed on stage; live audience; costumes; make-up
reason; balance; order; comment and interpret action of play, to explain and interpret the play
chorus (Greek drama)
dignity of man; place in universe; eavesdrop on private thoughts
soliloquy
pretense action stops, whiule someone speaks directly to the audience
aside
discovery; social revolution; characters don't think out loud; maintain appearance of real life
realism
strange interlude3s allows characters to speak conscious and unconscious thoughts
interior monologue
tradition of greek chorus; comments on action of play
narrator
arranged scenery on a stage
set
view world as incomprehensible place; play is deliberately confusing;
"theater of the absurd"
the intent, or function, of the theatrical piece
purpose
the element of theather that refers to the specific physical actions performed by the participants
movement
one way that clothing can establish a character is through
style
this occurs once a character is defined by his or her environment and the audience develops a certain expecttation of that character
stereotyping
this action presents events that occur out of sequence
non-linear
this action follows a course of events from beginning to end
linear
this means the purging of an audience's emotions through a work of art
catharsis
the ______ is the situation, or plot, of the theatrical performance
scenario
the term____________ refers to both the performers and the audience
participants
the rules and guidelines that govern the structure of a theatrical performance are known as the _______ of theater.
elements
in the play medea jason was going to marry the princess of what city?
corinth
the geographical framework refers to
place
the sound element can be split into three parts those are:
language, audio effect, and music
smoothly; unconcerned
blandly
sarcastic; expecting the opposite
ironic
disapprovingly
reproachfully
sharply; abruptly
curtly
grievously; sorrowfully
heavily
mildly; humbly
meekly
hazily; unclearly
vaguely
wittily (with shallowness)
facetiously
with great consideration; pampering
indulgently
grimly humorous
wry
getting angry
bristling
forceful, stressed
emphatic
inflexibly; not persuadable
inexorably
sadly
mournfully
strictly; seriously
severely
offendedly; angrily
indignantly
determinedly
resolutely
agreeably; good naturedly
amiably
courteously; attentively
gallantly
soothing
placating
when was shakespeare born?
april 23, 1564
where was shakespeare born?
stratford-on-avon
what was his father's name?
john shakespeare
what was his father's occupation?
glovemaker
what was his mother's name?
mary arden
whom did he marry?
anne hathaway
shakespeare had three children. what were their names?
susanna, hamnet, judith
many scholars conclude that shakespeare's wife didn't go with him to london because
she was a puritan
one of the earliest of his poems was called venus and
adonis
another early poem was called the ____ of lucrece
rape
ovid's
metamorphoses
plutarch's
lives
holinshed's
chronicles
how many plays did shakespeare write?
37
originally, shakespeare's acting company was called
lord chamberlains men
later, this acting troupe changed its name to
the kings men
where did shakespeare retire to?
new place stratford-on-avon
when did he die?
april 23, 1616
what caused the eventual closing of the theaters?
puritans
what historic event took place at about the same time as shakespeare's arrival in london?
the defeat of the spanish navy
what effect did that event have on the people of england?
nationalistic pride
name 3 early theaters of shakespears day
the globe, the theatre, and the swan
shakespears theater was situated next to the_______river
thames
what was the name of shakespears theater?
the globe
what was the capacity of this theater?
3,000
who stood to watch the plays?
groundlings
where did the wealthier people sit to watch a play?
galleries
how did play goers know that a show would be performed that day?
the white flag would be raised
1 of the 3 aparachins (an armed head) warned macbeth of what?
beware macduf thane of fife
1 of the 3 aparachins (bloody child) warned macbeth of what?
no man of woman born can touch you
1 of the 3 aparachins (child crowned w/a tree in his hand) warned macbeth of what?
when birnam comes to dunsiinane hill
where did malcolm flee to?
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where did donalbain flee to?
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