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18 terms

Exam 1- Theatre

STUDY
PLAY
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