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  1. Slapstick comedy
  2. Expressionism
  3. Proscenium arch
  4. Tragiccomedy
  5. purgation
  1. a a dramatic styles developed bet. 1910& 1924 in Germany in reactio against realism's focus on surface details and external reality. To draw an audience into a dreamlike subjective realm, it used episodic plots, distorted lines, exaggerated shapes, abnormally intense coloring, mechanical phyical movement, ad telgraphic speeh. Plays ranged from utopian visions of a fallen, materialistic world redeemed byt the spirituality of "new men" to pessimistic nightmare visions of universal catastrophe.
  2. b katharsis; feeling of relief of pent-up emotions
  3. c Separating the auditorium from the raised stage and the world of the play, the architectural picture from or gateway "standing in front of the scenery" in traditional European theaters from the 16th century on.
  4. d A type of drama that combines elements of both tradegy and comedy. Usually, it creates potentially tragic situations that bring the protagonists to the brink of disaster but then ends happily. Can be traced as far back as the Renaissance.
  5. e A kind of farce, featuring pratfalls, pie throwing, fisticuffs, and other violent action. It takes its name originally from the slapstick carried by the main servant type.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. After 1660 when Charles II was restored to the English throne and reopeed the London playhouses which had been closed by the Puritans, who considered theater immoral.
  2. the primary unresolved issue in a drama as it unfolds; result of artful plotting, raising suspense and expecation in a play's action as it moves toward its outcome.
  3. a preparatory scene
  4. causes hero's downfall; his error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.
  5. An error or weakness on the part of the protagonist that aids in bringing about his or her reversal of fortune.

5 True/False questions

  1. Tradegythe song for the entrance of the chorus


  2. Character revelation waysexposition, foreshadowing, theme, symbolism, suspense, rising action, climax, denouement, falling action


  3. theater in the roundarena theater


  4. Melodramaa play or dramatic poem designed to be read aloud rather than performed.


  5. Plot construction waysdirect description, revelation by other characters, self-revelation