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active participation

the audience involvement in the live event.

observation

recognition of what actually happened on stage

interpretation

intuitive response, your subjective experience of what the physical action communicated

believability

authenticity

actor choices

how the performer embodies the character physically, vocally, and emotionally, including such things as gesture, facial expression, movement, vocal quality, and emotional expression

ensemble

working together as a team

space and design choices

choices made by the director and designers to create a specific effect for the audience

representational

scenery crafted realistically to look and function just as the scenic location would in the real world, whether interior or exterior

presentational

not meant to resemble everyday life, may be stylized, abstracted, or suggestive scenery

set properties

usually large additions to the setting such as furniture

style

manner of expression and methods of onstage behavior as they affect composition and performance. Dictated by poetry, prose, dialects. identified by character movement and social manners and by changes and fashions in architecture, clothes, furniture, and decor

context of performance

place of performance that suggests audience expectations for a particular production, an audience member has a diff. set of expectations when attending a Broadway show w/ a high tix price than a community theater production

artistic intent

the purpose of a production, such as to entertain, to shock, to persuade, to comfort

taste

the personal inclination and preferences of the beholder of an aesthetic experience

theater critics

pple who make a career out of experiencing and evaluating production and sharing that viewpoint w/ the public

review

gives info about the show. where, what, when, and ticket info

criticism

analysis, interpretation, evaluation of what was done

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