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35 Cards in this Set

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uses a variety of scenes and may have more then one story within it
episodic panoramic
only one story line, deals with a limited amount of time
climactic linear
background information given to the audience to understand what is occuring
anything new is introduced to characters and/or audience
story begins
point of attack
major problem is introduced
inciting incident
suggesting something that is going to happen later
other small problems
a complication of a higher emotional condition
characters are faced with decisions
highest emotional moment and major problem is solved
concerned with the character's sex, age, coloration, height, hair, eyes, weight, and general physical conformation
basic physiological traits
character's role/purpose in a play
social function
things a character does unconsciously but consistently
habits and/or mannerisms
how a character feels, picked up by how they talk to other people
attitude or bent
two types of abilities to make moral decisions
emotional and intellectual
based on survival of the fittest
scientific determinism
name of darwins book
origin of the species
joseph wood krutch's essay
the tragic fallacy
without the existence of a supreme being and a moral code, classical tragedy could not be understood and could no longer be experienced and certainly not written
joseph wood krutch's essay
5 people/jobs necessary for live theatre
playwright, actors, directors, designers, audience
3 primary forms of dramatic art
live theatre, television, motion pictures
an agreed upon falsehood
agree to make-believe for the sake of the event
frames the stage as an imaginary "fourth wall"
proscenium arch
3 questions to ask when critiquing a play
what did the artist st out to achieve?
how well did they achieve it?
was it worth the effort?
who opposed krutch's theory?
arthur miller
theatre designed specifically to teach
didactic theatre
staging was done in such a matter as to continually remind the audience that it was in the theatre, not in an imaginary world
epic theatre
who created epic theatre?
bertolt brecht
developed as a result of world war II
theatre of the absurd
logical descendant of the realistic and naturalistic movements which reflected darwins theories
theatre of the absurd
two absurd playwrights and plays
samuel beckett-waiting for godot
eugene lonesco-the lesson
generally aimed to find new purposes for the theatre, new forms of drama, and new way to express oneself dramtically
experimental theatre
theatre expressed in a violent matter
guerilla theatre