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temporal, unique element of theatre. No two performances are every exactly the same, but same underlying structure. Explores the human condition
solo arts in theater- acting, music, dance, costuming, plastic arts (woodworking, painting, textile arts)
musicals, comedians, dramas, dance, magic- intended for entertainment (broadway, Vegas)
theatre using styles, themes, staging of a particular time period (Ancient Greeks: the bacchae, Shakespeare)
agitation propaganda- allows playwright to invite audience to participate in. Usually a call for social change (The Larmie Project, Nickel and Dimed)
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
designed to support heritage of a particular religion, person, class, country, community (Japanese kabuki theatre)
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