Deus ex machine
god from machine, very unlikely ending, contrived ending
Spend career playing one line of character slapstick/comedy
high profit 500+ seats
Grant funded, long term contracts
Wall between audience, audience thinks and acts as a group
"cant be broken" influenced by gustave lebon
picture frame orchestra seating
Site Specific Theatre
Theater in which site centers action of the play i.e. airport
Foundation of realistic acting more analytical than emotional
Act and manage other actors at the same time
Director who uses style purpose imagery to make text serve own purposes
What happens on stage during the play, must be performed on stage
Overall narrative not something seen onstage if person is unmentioned but not seen or heard
Something wrong in the world of the play (usually seen at beginning)
pre existing circumstance that stands in the way of the characters goal
a problem that stands in the way of the protagonists arises during play
Moment in which a major decision is made, or which changes the direction of the plot
Biggest final crisis all conflict ends here
Geroge Buchrer unfinished play seems out of order, obstacle road blocks in place at the beginning of the play not from other characters complication, problem obstacle that arises during the play from other characters.
Linear structure all action made directly to plays plot.
How we find out about elements of story that are not part of the plot.
Reinforces the main story or contrasts it short scenes that may not be related to overall plot
Plot begins earlier in action
Series of unrelated actions
Theatre without song and dance?
Performers performing in blackface
A show with songs and comedy
Rodgers and Hammerstein
golden age of musicals classics "sound of music"
Agnes De Mille
American dancer and choreographer
gave musical ability to be dark
restaging of past musicals that have been successful
Musicals based on Disney classics
collection of previously released songs for musical purposes.
Painless deviation excess abnormality of the play
Given Social Order
comedy exceeds the boundaries, typical and average
a Play on Words
Misuse of a word
Nonsensical solution to the basic problem in the story
Physical comedy out of the loop
Makes fun of a specific person or thing
Plays with a rough familiarity
Comedy that deals with fear, suffering and eath
a character confronts and defies fate
He said that tragedy = fear + pity + suffering
Written by Aristotle in 330 B.C.E. Defines theatre as an "imitation" and defends its value. First known piece of "dramatic criticism"
Mistake made by the tragic character
Oversimplified morality prevents traditional tragic experience
drama dominated by spectacular events on stage
Events related to today's society
Tragedy and the Common Man
Arthur Miller tragic character fights for dignity against circumstances bigger than himself.
usually build handled gives general ideas of set
Props carried on stage
Hoist scenery up fly loft above stage
Used for levels step units
acts lifted by counterweight
anything worn on stage, taken from storage used in another play
useful option when need several of the same costume
costume assembled specifically for the current play
Costumes tailored dot he actors body allow movement posture etc.
Costume Changes that must occur in under 2 minutes
situation in which the directors sees all actors in costume at the same time
takes place immediately before the opening of a show
All technical inventory repair every performance technical elements worked out
Introduced in London in 1803 gave control over lighting
diagram of stage detailing where the lights are to be hung
Indicates a change in lighting during the play
Control panels which allow intensity to be changed smoothly
Clear sheet of plastic placed in front of light to change color from white
Any light sources controlled by a performer on stage
one light decreases in intensity while another one gains intensity
Spotlight creates illusion of movement
Oldest form of japannese classical theatre
1603 all female to all male fast moving funny
puppet theatre not just for children
An extra stage section used in Japanese kabuki theater. It is a long, raised platform
a bridgeway in the Japanese Noh theater
Kabuki woman a shrine maiden who began giving theatrical performances
Delicate Style of theater romantic lead character well mannered
lead actor in Noh always wears mask
Secondary actor in Noh
The Japanese Shakespeare
Wrote plays for puppets and humans
A specific gesture made by the actor, raises both arms over head etc.
Love Suicide Genre
Popular form of banraku lovers commit suicide
Suicide modern dance drama
Largest motion picture industry in India
Al Kasaba Theatre
National Theatre of Israel
The center of Israel's public life?
Nigerian playwright plays in the western style
De La Guarda
South America performance which gets involved in corruption of government
Theatre of the oppressed
Public performance improvised by actors spectators an stop performance but then must take place of another actor.
Audience is unaware of performance
Theatre de Soleil
French play critically acclaimed
Royal Shakes Co.
Train Facility mission of presenting new plays
Royal National Theatre
From the UK and elsewhere government subsidies
Known for staging performances specific to the places where they take place.
Festival in Scotland
Director and founder of Ex machina
Canada Festival with Ex machina
The Wooster Group
Performance mash,ups of more traditional plays
A style of art an era of any work done in the current era
Plays that borrow Post WW2 ideas as well as ideas of globalization
Solowork well known works written and performed by one person
Anna Devare Smith
Zuit Suit chicaru? theatre
the form workers theatre, performed with anything
Short one act plays due to illiterate audience.
Open political plays
David Henry Hwang
Asian American playwright
French dipolat falls in love with a china woman (actually a man )
Miss Saigon Controversy
John Prya white Englishman cast in role of asian characters
African American condemned for something than released.
Gay Lesbian theatre
Angles in America
Political play that delt with AIDS in America
The Laramie Project
Play about Matthew Shepard slaying.