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What is frisson?
A shudder of excitement. That amazing and titillating connection and energy we get from the text and the audience.
What is the mental energy analogy?
Our mental energy must be the horse and the text rides on top as the jockey. never let to mind falter or loose energy.
What does Simon say about speech and how we must go about doing it correctly?
The elegance of speech must be thrown over the strong feelings like a piece of silk, and it must be worn effortlessly.
What are the three key things of Neo Classical theatre?
the unity of time, place and action
Restoration is most known for:
its farces and intrigue. It is noted for its diverse genre of comedy.
What does virtue consist of?
unsentimental knowledge.
In restoration who falls and who prevails?
The fools fall and the witty prevail.
What are the four characteristics of a "Man of Mode"?
1. Wit
2. cool controlled detached point of view
3. elegance of dress and manner
4. success with the opposite sex
What are two crucial qualities of this age?
Relish and Articulacy
What does Simon say style is?
Style is knowing what kind of play you are in.
What are the three intrinsic things about these plays?
1. The way in which the language is used.
2. The relish of the language
3. The intellectual energy needed to perform it.
What is an epigram?
A brief, clever and usually memorable statement. Used often in Restoration by both men and women.
What should other characters do during an aside?
They have to sustain the life of whatever it was they were doing. Must maintain their relationships with others without doing a pantomime