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What are the three basic types of theatre of the people?
- thetre of identity
- theatre of protest
- cross-cutural theatre
What os theatre of identity?
- Promotes a particular people’s
- cultural identity and invites members of that culture and others to experience
- their joys, problems, history, traditions, and point of view.
What is theatre of protest
- Objects to the dominant culture’s
- control and demands that a minority culture’s voice and political agenda be
What is ethnocentrism?
- privileging how one sees other cultures
- through the lens of one’s own
What are the 3 factors by which artists manipulate their audiences
- 1. Group Dynamics – how people function when
- members of a group
- Emotion overcomes the intellect
- Laughterbecomes infectious
- 2. Willing Suspension of Disbelief – we accept
- the world of the play over that of our everyday reality
- 3. Aesthetic Distance – the
- ability to remove themselves so that they can contemplate and evaluate the
- performance and the play
What is presentational theatre?
- is self-consciously theatrical and will
- often acknowledge the audience and may even invite them to participate
- Example –
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show
What is representational theatre?
- based on the idea of the “fourth wall,” in which the actors never acknowledge
- the presence of the audience
What are the 3 essential ?s dramamtic criticism should address?
1. What is the artist trying to do?
2. How well has the artist done it?
3. Is it worth doing?
What are the 6 elements of drama?
1. Plot – what is the story about?
2. Character – Who is doing the action?
- 3. Thought – What do the actions in the play
4. Diction – How is the dialogue used to reveal character and set the environment?
5. Spectacle – How do each of the visual and auditory elements of the play contribute to the performance?
6. Song – How do the musical elements of the play move the plot to its conclusion?
What are the exceptions to freedom of speech?
- •Defamation – can not state publicly
- or publish alleged facts that are false and can harm the reputation of another.
- •Sedition and Incitement to Crime –
- if one’s words incite another to commit a crime, you may be in violation of the First
•Separation of Church and State.
•Obscenity is not protected.
-breach of the peace
What did the Licensing Act of 1737 do?
- placed the review and censoring of plays in England under the purview of the Lord
Wht was the To Bowdlerize for
- to remove possible vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable
- material before publication.
What was the Comstock Act of 1873?
used to censor mail in the United States.
What did the Hays Code do
used to censor movies from the 1930s to the 1960s.
What is the artistic director in charge of?
- the overall creative vision of the theatre
- 10 AM
What does the producer do
- financially backs the theatre
- 10 Am
What does the literary manager do?
- evaluates new scripts and acts as liaison between playwrights, agents and the theatre.
- 10 am
What does the stage manager do
- assists directr through rehearsal process
- 111 am
what does the technical director do
- supervises construction crews
- 11 am
what is the prop master in charge of
- all the objects the actors handle while on stage
- 11 am
what do drapers do
- study costume designer's drawings and cut fabric into patterns
what do stitchers do
- sew fabric patterns together
what does the musical director do
- supervises all aspects of the musical
- 1 pm
what does the choreographer do
- creates dances and teaches steps to performers
- 1 pm
what does the fight director do
- stages safe, realistic onstage fights
- 1 pm
what does the sound designer do
- creates a soundscape and effects for the show
- 2 pm
what does the set designer do
- creates production design
- 2 pm
what does the publicity department do
what happens at a concept meeting
- directors and designers brainstorm and research future productions
- 5 pm
where is the stage door located
what is the "house"
- lingo for the place where the audience sits
- 7 pm
what is the house manager in charge of
what is the greenroom
- where the actors wait before entrances
- 7 pm
who are the running crew
- stagehands, dressers, and riggers
- 8 pm
what are some parts of set
- legs, teasers, cyclorama
- 9 pm
who calls all the cues
- lighting board op, sound board op, stage manager
- 10 pm
4 categories of theatre's ensemble
What is catharsis?
an intense, twofold feeling of pity and fear
what does a periakto do
allow all paintings to be changed quickly
what does deus ex machina mean
god from a machine
what is peripeteia
a radical reversal of fortune
what is a ekkyklema
a platform that can be rolled out from skene to reveal tableau
what's a mechane
crane that could fly actors in over skene
what is hamartia
character flaw that leads to downfall
hero goes through pocess of self-examination to recognize true identity
who was the father of tragedy
Aeschylus (The Oresteia)