Section 4 Vocabulary

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naturalism
"slice of life" realism
theatricalism
presentational style that exposes the devices of the theater
symbolism
dramatic form that uses representative iconic imagery
theatre of cruelty
presentational style that bombards the audienceʼs senses
Henrik Ibsen
Norwegian realist playwright
August Strindberg
Swedish realist playwright
Anton Chekhov
Russian realist playwright
George Bernard Shaw
major playwright of the independent theatre movement
Konstantin Stanislavski
he invented an "internal" performance style
Vsevolod Meyerhold
he invented an "external" performance style
epic theatre
dramatic form developed by Bertholt Brecht
theatre of the absurd
dramatic form that idealizes life as ridiculous & illogical
operetta
"light opera" made famous by Gilbert & Sullivan
libretto
the dialogue and lyrics of a musical
off-Broadway
smaller NYC theaters outside of Times Square area
off-off-Broadway
"non-traditional" NYC performance spaces
The four categories of theatre in the Modern Era:
Realism, Anti-Realism, Traditional and Experimental
The "father" of the American musical:
George M. Cohan
The first "book" musical
Showboat
Great Composers of the Modern Era:
Jerome Kern, George Gerswin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Great American playwrights of the Modern Era:
Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene OʼNeill, Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Sam Shepard, David Mamet