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CAD
computer aided design
Dimmer
instrument for controlling the intensity of light bymanipulating the abount of electricity that reaches individual lamps
Follow spot
Powerful, hard edged lighting instrument mounted so that an operator can follow action with the light
properties
Pbjects used on stage furniture, cigarettes ect
Chorus
in greek drama of the 15the ecentury a group of men who sang, chanted, spok and moved unually in unison and who with the actors preformed the plays
In Renaissance, a single character named chorus who provided information and commentary about the actionin some tragedies,
in modern times, the rougps that sind and or dance in musical comedies operetteas ballets and operas
technical director
the person charged with coordinating backstge activities preparatory to production, including the coordination required to transform the senic designer's vision into finished seting
Tone & mood
designer pay close attention to the differance between comic or serious drama, each act the mood and tone changes.
Aesthetic effrects
is a variable should be clear- romantic lovenliness of a magic forest cannot be compaired withthe ocnstruction of gleaming metal bars and white plastic plates-but that every dieigner aims at a goal of aesthetic pleasure seems true.
Good desings
is good art. above all serves the actor, giving the actor a good spaces in which to act, clothing the actor, illuminating the actor, serves the production.where possible is dynamic, not static is not redudnent, has detail and texture, has technical finish, it is daring
Thespis
the semilegendary thespis supposedly wrote tragedies using only one actour and a chorus
Aeschylus
introduced a second actor, thereby premitting change to occur within the play.
Sphocles
creadited with adding the third actor and with changing practices in scenic painting and custuming.
Euripides
was never very popular during his lifetime but came to highly regarded after his death
Old Comedy
division intow two parts separated by a direct address by the chorus or choral leader to the aduience, breaking the dramatic illusion
first part consisting of prologue, during which an outrageous idea is introduced, and then a debate as to whether the idea should be adopted, ending with a decision to put this "happy idea" into actions
a second part made up of junny episodes and choral songs showing the happy idea at work
Eccyclema
was a mobable platform capable of being rolled or rotated out of the skene to reveal the result of an offstage action
Costume and Masks
becouse in Greek theater one actour played several roles, custumes and masks were exceedinglyimporntant- they enabled the audiences to identify quickly and certainly which character in the play the actor was impresonating
Middle Comedy
at the end of the fifth century Athens lost its premeiere position abound the Greek poleis. defeated by Sparata, a militaristic state came some sort of censorship which had the immediate effectof toning down the ploitical satire of Greek old comedy and substituting comedy with a more benign tone.
Hellenistic age (period)
the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 300BCE extended Greek influence but led to the shift of power away form Athens. Theaters began to be build throughout Greek lands, and acting became professionalized
Sanskirt Drama
included at least a thousand plays in the perios 200-800 C.E. of these , the play of Kalidasa are best know in the West, and his Sakuntala, which reached Eruope in the eirlynineteenth century, is the most often seen.
Aristophance
11 of the 12 extant Greek comedies were by Aristhphanes. there fore, information about comedy dureing the classical age necessarily comes form these plays
Plays and playwrights
Thespis
Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides and Aristophance