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What is the first and most important element of theatre?
plot
What element includes the words of a play?
Language
What element includes the theme or big idea of a play?
thought
What is a stock character?
one dimensional simple characters. ( jock, blonde, punk)
What type of stage configuration where ancient Greek plays performed on?
Outdoor ampitheatres with thrust configuation
What religious institution dominated Medieval Theatre?
Roman Catholic Church
What is the name of the festival honoring Dionysus and included theatrical performances?
Spring Festival: 534bc, poetry sang by a chorus until Thespis was the first actor
Everyman is an example of what form of Medieval play?
Mortality Play: moral table, vice vs. virtue, characters were good deeds, knowledge, beauty ect.
Name three conventions of ancient Greek theatre.
1. Male actors only
2. masks
3. violence happened off stage
4. chorus and no more then 3 actors
Who was the ruler of England during the Elizabethan period?
Queen Elizabeth was a very liberal queen. She was protestant. During her time language and literacy flourished, it was the golden age of theatre, and England became a world power.
The Globe is an example of what type of theatre?
Outdoor Venue in Elizabethan Theatre
Who were banned from Beijing Opera until the early 1900's?
women
Which Elizabethan playwright perfected iambic pentameter?
Christopher Marlowse
Name three of the Fur acting roles in Beijing Opera.
Man: warrior,young man
Woman: old lady, warrior's maiden, quite and gental
Painted Face: crafty and treacherous characters
Clown: comic relief, improv joker, often a servant
What is the fourth wall?
imaginary wall between the audience and actors
What playwright is considered "Father of Modern Realism"?
Henrik Ibsen
Name two characteristics of set design in the late 19th century.
real furniture and props on stage, and decorative backrounds
What are two out of the three categories of personal performances?
Pretend play, storytelling, performance of identity
Multiple conflicts, multiple subplots.
Episodic
Cumulative Impact
Episodic
Action movies tend to be which? Epic or Climactic?
Climatic
What is reversal?
change in power or known facts
What is a genre?
division of dramas into categories such as tragedy and comedy as they represent different kinds of human experience
What does melodrama literally mean?
music drama
What type of comedy exposes personal or societal flaws, is more intellectual, and uses wit, irony, and cynicism?
satire
Which genre uses stock characters, has a hero/villan/victim triangle, and reinforces existing values?
melodrama
Name two characteristics of classical tragedy.
tragic hero and tragic flaw
Religious rituals, weddings, fraduation and sporting events are all examples of?
community performance
What are the three categories of art?
Literary, visual, and performing
What are the three necessary elements for theatre?
actor, intent to perform, audience
What are three aspects of the liveness of theatre?
proximity to the stage, audience imput and the fleeting moment
Name the three moderen thinkers who influenced the age.
Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud
Name three characteristics of realism in playwriting.
1. working and middle class stories.
2. dialogue accurate to the social and historical setting.
3.concequences of actions are high