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Aesthetic Distance
Audience observes art with detachment
Agit Prop
Political theatre that is used to persuade
Alienation Effect
Audience's Emotional Distance
Aside
Short comments that audience only hears

inner thoughts
Black Box Theatre
Performance Space (Normally Black) allows rearrangement of seats and play area
Catharsis
purging of aggresive natures through art

--Aristotle
Climax
point of highest emotional intensity
Conventions
Rules of theatre and communication tools
Conventions
Rules of Theatre and Communication Tools
Critic
someone who reviews a play
Empathy
amount audience identifies emotionally with character
Exposition
Events before play began

Background Info
Genres
Categories of drama
House
Audiences or area of audience
Model
Minature 3D design of set
Monologue
passage from play for a solo actor
Pageant Wagon
In middle ages, carried scenery to performance
Plot
structure of events that take place
Producer
Roles:
Representional
Play aims toward real life
Presentational
Play aims toward artificial life
Scrim
translucent cloth that creates effects
Soliloquy
lengthy solo speech

reveals state of mind
Verisimilitude
concept that theatre should present an idealized reality