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Theatre over ch. 11-16
Berhoh Brecht's audience's emotional involvement should be minimized.
Sets were nonrealistic & provide greater opportunities for physical action
Jerzy Grotowski, theatre stripped to the bare essentials
Present dramatically the working of the subconcious
Emphasized action and spectactular effects with music
Greatest playwright, globe theatre, Lord Chamberlain's men
Well Made Play
Combined apparent plausibility of incident and surface
Form of realism, not carefully plotted or constructed
Broad category includes opera, musical, and other
Type of comedy that uses exaggerated behavior
Single setting can represent a variety of locales with properties or scenic elements
Medieval drama designed to teach a lesson
Flats to form the back & side or walls in a room
Comic male servants in Italian commedia
Pole & Charriot System
Changing sets made of flat wings
Short dramas based on old & new testimony
3 Utilities by Aristotle
Time, Place, Action
Who is Dionysus
A god, there are 2 festivals per year celebrating Dionysus (god of wine, fertility, and revelry)
Who is thespis?
Credited with turning songs into drama
Most famous greek tradgedy?
6 Basic elements of Drama
Plot, Character, Theme, Language, Music, Spectacle
3 Units of theatre?
Seating, Orchestra, Scene house
2 forms of Japanese theatre?
Where did reainiassiance begin?
What did drama center around in the middle ages?
What 3 contributions did the Italians give us?
Intermezzi, pastorals, opera
Advantages of realism
1. observing of everyday life
Disadvantages of realism
1. to limited
2. no devices are used
What is a ancient form in South East Asia today?
Four neoclassical ideals
1. Drama is true to life
2. Small cast of characters
3. Genre shouldn't mix
4. No on stage violence