Exam 1- Theatre

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Pablo Picasso

"Art is the lie... that reveals the truth"

Art

skill, meaning, aesthetics (the philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty)

Plastic Art

painting, sculpture, architecture

Temporal Art

theatre, dance, music

Theatre

derived from the word "theatron"

"Drama"

derived from "dran" from ancient greek- to take action, to do, to make

Fleeting

temporal, unique element of theatre. No two performances are every exactly the same, but same underlying structure. Explores the human condition

Collaborative

solo arts in theater- acting, music, dance, costuming, plastic arts (woodworking, painting, textile arts)

Communal

shared experience, laughter, tears, fear, outrage in theatre

Commercial Theatre

musicals, comedians, dramas, dance, magic- intended for entertainment (broadway, Vegas)

Historical/Classical Theatre

theatre using styles, themes, staging of a particular time period (Ancient Greeks: the bacchae, Shakespeare)

Political Theatre

allows playwright to express opinions about political or social issues

Agitprop Theatre

agitation propaganda- allows playwright to invite audience to participate in. Usually a call for social change (The Larmie Project, Nickel and Dimed)

Experimental Theatre

also known as avant garde (advanced group in any field in visual, literary, or musical arts)- attempts to push the limits of contemporary conventional theatre, shocking and provocative

Cultural Theatre

designed to support heritage of a particular religion, person, class, country, community (Japanese kabuki theatre)

Proscenium

Seating of the audience on one side of the stage (most common)

Thrust

seating of the audience on three sides of the stage

Arena

seating of the audience on all sides of the stage

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