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Theatre 101 Western Washington University-Guyette-Exam 3
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French Renaissance-Neoclassicism 1
Commedia Dell Arte
French Renaissance-Neoclassicism 2
French Renaissance-Neoclassicism 3
Salle de Machines
English Restoration 1
Acting style is flawlessly articulate but very posed; language of the fan
English Restoration 2
Audience members met hours before performances in order to socialize
English Restoration 3
Apron stage, raked pit with benches, proscenium doors.
English Restoration 4
Audience ranged from prostitutes to kings
English Restoration 5
Plays often included characters from well-known audience members
18th Century 1
Development and use of roll drops for melodrama
18th Century 2
19th Century 1
Uncle Tom's Cabin
19th Century 2
Industrialization leads to the romantic movement
19th Century 3
Multiple designers in costume and scenery make consistency difficult.
19th Century 4
Designers move towards historical accuracy.
Repeated section of music that marks a specific character or a movement
More realistic type of opera-music furthers plot
Castrated man singing high parts-women now sing
Musical exposition, sometimes more than one person singing, to convey the story
Play and indulge in first 4 acts, must repent in 5th act, happy ending.
Satirical sketches, poking fun at prominent people/politicians, licensing emerges
Main character has many troubles but overcomes them and has a happy ending.
We all come from God and are equal
Less deviation from natural state leads to a higher truth
Human existence is made of dualities-body and soul are constantly at war
To perceive unity behind endless diversity, you must have exceptional imagination or be open to artist/genius/philosopher's guidance.
Louis Jacques Daguerre
French artist, scene painter, designer, chemist. Diorama and double effect. (translucent)
French, Popularized well made play
German playwright-hard, only through violence to create new values and new era
French poet, novelist, and playwright, combined sublime and grotesque, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hernani, Les Miserables.
"dish of chocolate manager" good at finding loopholes around licensing, first summerstock theatre.
Wrote "The London Merchant," Man led astray, repents, but unique in an unhappy ending.
Designed the Salle de Machines, largest theatre in Europe.
First popular African American actor-restricted to minstrel in America
First American Actor to find lasting fame
Not a playwright; wrote important piece called "A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage."
Jean Baptiste Lully
Founder of French Opera
"THE Way of the World" some feminism, comedy, marriage from women's perspective
"She Stoops to Conquer" Along with Richard Brinsley Sheridan, very popular on English stages.
Opera Porgy and Bess
All African American cast
What was the Neoclassic movement a reestablishment of?
How was the Theatre Du Marais created?
Converted from a tennis court, burned down and rebuilt nicer than the Bourgogne.
Additions made to the restoration theatre building?
Raked stage, Proscenium arch, Second stage added 13 feet above general acting area
"The Country Wife" known for comedy
Theatre that monopolized theatrical activity in Paris during the beginning of the French Renaissance.
Appearance of the Showboat and Minstrel Shows
Scenic developments of the 19th century
More detail, box set, neutral cyclorama, moving panorama and treadmill, flyspace, scrim, elevator traps with 50 foot cellarge (space)
Lighting developments of the 19th century
Followspot, gaslight, black teasers, consistent lowering of houselights.
Prop that creates its own noise, type of choreographed physical comedy: broad characters used repeatedly.
Salle de Machines
Largest theatre in Europe. Seating area was smaller than stage, to hold all the machinery.
Famous French playwright and actor, master of comedy, wrote Tartuffe.
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