Theater 131 Final Exam (J. Leblanc)
Terms in this set (50)
Best Known form of dance-drama, based on the two great Indian epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata
Term Describing all traditional Chinese theatre, translated as "Chinese Opera" in the west
The first well defined form of xiqu theater, translated as various plays.
The "painted-face" roles, always male, and can have supernatural powers, usually hold titles of authority.
invented by Izumo Okuni around 1600, originally more of an erotic dance and fashion show that a drama.
"moments, behaviors or forms" of kabuki actors, ex: walking in avariety of well-established moves.
An age of intellectual classifications and structures. Social elegance and class systems were put into place.
The study of dramatic composition, the person who makes sure the time period is reflected correctly.
The era of theater that came about with king Charles II of england after the fall of the protestant rule.
Emphasized free-form episodic stories; exotic locations, grotesque heroes, and sprawling dramatic structure.
Theater movement that seeks to create a theater without conventions or abstractions.
Born in norway, believed to be the father of modern drama, best known works include "A Doll House".
Russian Playwright who is known for creating deeply complex characters and relationships with his plays.
Spent most of his life as a sailor, started writing plays about his life, known for "long Day's Journey into Night"
Born in Philadelphia, was part of the group theater, known for his works: "Waiting for lefty and awake and sing."
Realistic play wright known for "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible"
Born in Mississippi and moved soon after to New Orleans, Known for "Street Car Named Desire"
Born in Brooklyn, not always linked to realist dramatist, best known for "The Heidi Chronicles".
Created an "Explosion of poetry and black art" in late 60's, known for plays like fences.
Paralleled realism but was a more extreme attempt to dramatize reality without the theater's conventions.
Explores, through Images and metaphors the inner realities that cannot be directly perceived.
Refers to the advance battalion of an army or "Shock Troops", described a new wave of french theater.
George Bernard Shaw
English playwright known for his brilliant and elegant dialogue and for "Man and Superman"
This movement has a broad definition and gave rise to the most significant body of theater.
Credited with creating the theater of cruelty, most well-known play is "Jet of Blood"
Father of Modern Dramas
The birth place of Asian theater
What are the attributes to the Royal Area Society?
Manners, Wit, and verbal dexterity
Had the most splendid theater of the royal era
The Realistic Theater Scientific Methods are?
Nothing must be false. Set to resemble location of play. Costumes follow the dress of real people.
The sudden grotesquely contorted "freeze" done by the main character, in Kabuki theater
The first actor
The Moscow Art Theater
First to train realistic actors
King Louis XIV's favorite playwright in France.
King Charles II
Solely responsible for bringing back theater to england after the fall of the Protestants
Name 3 realistic playwrights.
Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekhov
The International capital for Musical theater is?
Emphasized comedy and singing but also portrayed youthful romances.
Wrote the most significant Avant-Garde play Ubu Roi
Kabuki play genres include?
Histories, Domestic, and dance dramas.
Theater timeline in order?
Golden age of greece, romans, medieval, renaissance, romantic, realism.
Four types of stages used today?
Procenium Arch, Flexible Space (Black Box), Arena, Thrust.
Is there only one form of Asain theater?
No. There are multiple.
Xiqu plays take place where?
China and or the supernatural world
Who was the Royal Era Plays made for?
The Royal Families but was made available to the public as well.
Was a well known actress because she was also a mistress to King Charles II
Neoclassic playwrights Rules?
purity of form, five acts, verisimilitude or realism, decorum and purpose
In realism everything must be??
Father of Expressionism?
Created the "distancing" or "V" effect in the theater of Alienation.