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Pablo Picasso

"Art is the lie... that reveals the truth"


skill, meaning, aesthetics (the philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty)

Plastic Art

painting, sculpture, architecture

Temporal Art

theatre, dance, music


derived from the word "theatron"


derived from "dran" from ancient greek- to take action, to do, to make


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)


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)


Seating of the audience on one side of the stage (most common)


seating of the audience on three sides of the stage


seating of the audience on all sides of the stage

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