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profesional, non profit organizations that maintain a constant presence in a community and produce an enire season of plays
created by residents of a particular area who come together to create theater without being part of a larger institution
Broadway theatre, commonly called Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theatres with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan, New York City
Theatrical work, often experimental and inexpensive, presented in New York City outside the Broadway entertainment. <500
involves the use of techniques designed to distance the audience from emotional involvement in the play through jolting reminders of the artificiality of the theatrical performance.
in proscenium theater, spaces offstage left and right for actors, crew, and scenery not yet in the visable performance space.
Proscenium theatre is a theatre space whose primary feature is a large frame or arch (called the proscenium arch even though it is frequently not a rounded archway at all), which is located at or near the front of the stage.
Thrust stages may be similar to proscenium stages but with a platform or performance area that extends into the audience space so that the audience is located on three sides., rectangular theater in which audience sits to the left and right and in front of the stage
Black Box Theater
A theatre that is usually small and that allows flexibility in the arrangement of audience to acting space. It is so named because the walls are usually painted black
a person who specializes in finding the right actors for parts; especially common in Hollywood
group of people who determine what costumes, set, lights, sound, props go on the stage to establish the atmosphere
someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
Greek word for actor which means acting like someone else: hypocrite is derived from this word
small hut like building behind the stage used as a dressing room and later as a backdrop for painted settings
(mystery plays because of their peculiar staging format) a series of playlets inspired by stories in the bible, written in a common language of the populace, presented in sequence, performed in, on, and or around a stage or series of stages, Longest theatrical production recorded, usually lasted a few days, although one went on for 25 days.
In the modern era, tragedy has also been defined against drama, melodrama, the tragicomic and epic theatre
Bertolt Brecht rejected the cathartic model. He Believed that theater should be to appeal to the intellect of the audience and incite it into social action.
"father of epic theater"
time where Greek art and culture merge with influences from the Middle East; culture associated with the spread of Greek influence as a result of Macedonian conquests
Great writer of new comedies; used stock characters; situational comedies concerned with ordinary happenings of contemporary life
All 6 of his plays (4 based on Menander originals) survive; refined language, subtle humor, complex story lines
wrote tragedies based on Greek plays; onstage violence; plays not staged; revenge; influenced Shakespeare with 5-act structure
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