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Magnitude (part of tragedy)
how is it created?
1.tests moral foundations
2.issued treated
3.high class of main char.
4.ethical choice
Characteristics of Tragic Hero/Heroine
1.extraordinary
2.stature
3.symbolic of their society
4.won't let other char. or circumstances shape their destiny
Catharsis
emotional release
Historical Development of Serious Drama
Classical- ruling class char., verse
18th Century-mid. class char., drama & melodrama, prose
19th Century-working class char., drama & melodrama
20th Century-tragedy less common, drama & melodrama
Types of Drama
Heroic
Domestic
Melodrama
Char. of Heroic Drama
-upper class hero
-large scale concerns
Char. of Domestic Drama
-ordinary main char.
-family, personal, or relationship concerns
Char. of Melodrama
-good vs. evil
-lots of action
-focus on WHAT happens
-discovery & reversal
-spectacular climax
Characteristics of Comedy
-optimistic
-outrageous premise
-basically humorous
-objective view
-lower stakes
-complete escape
-reinforces social norms
Types of Comedy
Situation
Satire
Comedy of Character
Comedy of Ideas
Romantic Comedy
Burlesque
Comedy of Manners
Define Tragicomedy and it's characteristics
-when comedy and tragedy are equally mixed
-isolation in relationships
-desperation
-may be serious w/ happy ending, or happy w/ sad ending
-mixed tone
3 types of thinking
convergent
divergent
provisional
Convergent thinking
gather info. to reach conclusion (usually 1)
Divergent thinking
take something and think of as many possibilities as possible
Provisional thinking
both gather info., then think of all the possibilities of what the info. means
2 types of understandin
discursive
integrative
Discursive understanding
when you know factual info.
Integrative understanding
take discursive understanding and apply it towards analyzing a play
Aesthetic distance
willing suspension of disbelief
Empathy
feel WITH the characters
Types of theatre
Proscenium
Thrust
Arena
Proscenium theatre char.
-picture frame opening
-audience facing same direction
-stage=primary focal point
*good for realism
Thrust theatre char.
-stage extends into audience space
-audience can see itself
-stage=primary focal point, but not as clear as in prosc.
Arena theatre char.
-stage surrounded by audience space
-stage=primary focal point, but aud. is more visual element of performance
Artistic Theatre Collaborators
-director
-playwright
-designers
-actors
Business Theatre Collaborators
-house manager
-FOH staff
Technical Theatre Collaborators
-stage manager
-technical director
-tech staff