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34 Cards in this Set

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rebirth- new ideas, social organizations, attitudes and discoveries began to peek- . For two hundred years took hold and spread throughout western europe.
new concern for ppl and their earthly lives
advocated ethical conduct as an end in itself rather than as a prerequisite to heavenand they argued for logical systems of thought independent of divine revelation
the highest audience areas in the 19th century theatres, the cheapest seats; balconies
outdoor theatres built between 1576 and 1642 were round or polygonal, roofed, multileveled auditorium and surrounded an open yard, into which jutted a platform raised to the height of four or six feet. The entire yard (or pit) and part of the stage were unroofed. Audience surrounded on three sides, some standing in the pit, others seated in the galleries, and more exclusive in the LORD'S ROOMS
public theatre
place where actors attired themselves
tiring house
area above the stage- the highest gallery
characters could disappear and appear through
housed various pieces of machinery or equipment needed for special effects
a place where objects and characters could be hidden from view and discovered at the appropriate time.
discovery space
roofed, smaller theatres- more expensive to attend. open to anyone caring to pay. fashionable audiences of london.
private theatres
troupes where organized as these self-governing units, whose members shared expenses, profits, and responsabilitites for production.
sharing companies
some people of the sharing companies owned part of the theatre building itself
actors hired as stagehands
a theatre located at the court of a nobleman. after the renaissance, italianate theatre whose perspective was drawn with the vanishing points established from the chair of the theatre where the ruler sat, making his seat the best in the house.
Court Theatre
frence farce to create comedies that ridiculed social and moral pretentiousness
moving the vanishing pt. away from the center and toward the side
angle perspective
actors who played a great number of small and varied roles
utility players
a short play that followed the main attraction
illegitimate theatres in france and england performed at large, periodic fairs
fair theatre
traditional japanese theatre of great spectacle and pwrfl. stories often heroic and chivalric or military
traditional indian dance-drama form
leaving an actor with the same part throughout her career. 60 year old juliet
possession of parts
style of drama after ww2 viewed human existence as meaningless and treated language as inadequate
aims to distance spectator from play's action to force consideration of political and social issues raised by the play
art thought ahead of the mainstream, experimental
bodies as responsive as a machine (actors technique)
nonrealistic style of scenic design marked by the view that a good set is a machine for doing plays, not rep. of familiar places
has a center aisle in favor of entrances and exits at the end of each aisle
continental seating
thatre where the audience response is objective, not subjective, where such narrative devices as film projections, tiles, and storytelling are used
epic theatre
phil. system that lacks causality in the universe
study of details of past civilizations, often with a view to reproducting historically accurate settings onstage. movement was popular toward the end of 18th c and was precursor to romant.
musical with songs and dances that are organic parts of story and character
integrated musical
yoruba opera
nigerian theatrical form