Theatre 111 Final

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Theatre 111 Final
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Intro to Theatre
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  1. 3 Characteristics of Comedy
    • 1. Suspension of Natural Laws
    • 2. Contrast between social order and the individual
    • 3. Comic Premise
  2. Techniques of comedy
    • 1. verbal humor
    • 2. comedy of characters
    • 3. plot complications
  3. Types of comedy
    • 1. Farce
    • 2. Satire
    • 3. Burlesque
  4. Farce: _____ dumb & dumber
    Satire: __________ Sat. Night Live
    Burlesque: ________ (sexual)
    • slapstick
    • makes fun of celebs
    • grotesk
  5. Characteristics of Traditional Tragedy (6):
    • 1. tragic hero/heroine
    • 2. tragic circumstances
    • 3. tragic irretrievablity
    • 4. acceptance of responsibility
    • 5. tragic verse
    • 6. effect of tragedy
  6. 5 Characteristics of Mellowdrama:
    • 1. audienc is drawn into the action
    • 2. issues are clear-cut & strong delineation of right & wrong
    • 3. Characters are clearly recognizable as good or bad.
    • 4. action is exaggerated & main character always on edge of danger
    • 5. Strong emphasis on suspense
  7. The main difference between modern and traditional tragedy is:
    tragic verse and effect of tragedy
  8. Characteristics of Postmodernism:
    • 1. question why certain groups have traditionally held power in theatre history
    • 2. question the idea of having a "connon of classics"
    • 3. mixture of realism and abstract art
    • 4. No longer a distinction between "high art" & "pop art"
  9. Describe evoution of performance art:
    Beganas visual art, evolved into performance intertwined w/other areas (dance, coreography), currently a script is more involved & performance art is often autobiographical in nature.
  10. Caryl Churchill:__________ (____, ____)
    • Cloud Nine, Top Girls
    • (Femenist, Homosexuality)
  11. ___ ___: Fences (___ ___)
    • Augist Wilson
    • African American
  12. Loraine Hansberry: ______________
    (African American, _____)
    • A Rasin in the Sun
    • Femenist
  13. Eve Ensler: ___________ (_____)
    • Vagina Monologues
    • Femenist
  14. ____ ____: Angels in America (______)
    • Tony Kushner
    • Homosexuality
  15. Terrance McNally: Chorpus Christi, __________ (____)
    • lips together teeth apart
    • homosexuality
  16. _____ ____ ____: M. Butterfly (_____ ____)
    • David Henry Hwang
    • Asian American

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