The Art of Theatre Midterm

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11 sensibilities

musical/rhythmic
logical
status/power
interactive
inner
verbal
spacial
kinesthetic
transcendental
visual
audio

what happens in the beginning of a play

exposition
point of attack
inciting incident
dramatic question

what happens in the middle of a play?

rising action
complication
climax
crisis

what happens in the end of a play?

resolution
answers question

three basic elements of theatre

what is performed
performance
audience

prior censorship

need of prior approval to perform a show

self censorship

avoid challenge to race, sex, religion, and patronism

high culture

elitists- small group of people

low culture

popular culture- general public

5 special qualities of theatre

lifelikeness
ephemerality
objectivity
complexity on means
immediacy

duties of the director

interpretation
cast
rehearsal
design

3 basic approaches to directing

literal
translation
autuer

3 directors means

stage images
voice and speech
movement and gestures

four levels of characterization

biological
sociological
psychological
ethical

duties of the producer

finance, publicity, work with playwright, records

educational theatre

producers functions are divided among several people

community theatre

organization itself usually serves as the producer while volunteers carry out many duties

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