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. ____________ sought to replace the specific and concrete with the suggestive and metaphorical.
Darwin's Origin of Species, Freud's ideas about psychoanalysis, and Marx's ideas about socialism greatly influenced the birth of which theatre movement?
What types of ideas were the neoclassicists of the Italian Renaissance interested in?
A- That plays should observe verisimilitude and decorum B- Theatre for instruction, not just pleasure C- Aristotle's theories from the Poetics
Which elements are characteristic of early Greek tragedies:
A- Actors wore masks C- Plays were often based on ancient myths about the gods
In the Greek Dionysian festivals the grouping of tragedies were often followed by what type of comedic play?
When a playwright is receiving a commission it means that he or she is:
Getting paid to write a translation/adaptation/ or new play
A playwright's work is released into the public domain after he/she has been dead for ________ years
_________________ is the back story of the characters or situation that the playwright gives during the play to set up the plot of the play.
Which ancient Greek philosopher believed that in theatre mankind should be shown as he is, rather than as he should be?
Which type of theatre space is quickly becoming more popular due to its smaller, flexible, more intimate set up?
What is catharsis?
The process of purging certain emotions such as pity and fear when watching a play
What idea is reader-response theory most concerned with?
That the audience adds as much meaning to the production as the author does
__________ is your intuitive response, your subjective experience of what is being communicated on stage.
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