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- A serious play that makes you feel exhilarated because the hero's experience teaches you some profound truth about your life and affirms that your worst expectations about life are true.
also known as tragedy. The word derives from the ancient Greek religious ceremonies at which a god was sometimes depicted as having attributes of a goat.
genre associated with anarchic and unbelievable situations. The film Death at a Funeral is an example of a farce.
the description of a plot of a play where the action develops in chronological order without flashbacks
Where the arrangement of the plot presents flashbacks and subjective scenes other than chronological order.
the part in the play when a change happens that inevitably leads to the answering of the dramatic question. Also known as the crisis.
major dramatic question
- the question posed early on in the play and keeps the audience interested until it is answered at the plot's resolution.
A style of theatrical production and dramatic writing that imitates selected traits of the language and appearance of everyday life.
The Russia n actor/director who developed a widely used system for analyzing a character.
When an actor remembers how he or she felt in a similar situation in real life and substitutes that feeling for the character's emotional state during the performance of a role.
A person who represents an actor by soliciting employment and negotiating contracts in exchange for 10 percent of the actor's salary.
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