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17 terms

The Art of Theatre Midterm

STUDY
PLAY
11 sensibilities
musical/rhythmic
logical
status/power
interactive
inner
verbal
spacial
kinesthetic
transcendental
visual
audio
what happens in the beginning of a play
exposition
point of attack
inciting incident
dramatic question
what happens in the middle of a play?
rising action
complication
climax
crisis
what happens in the end of a play?
resolution
answers question
three basic elements of theatre
what is performed
performance
audience
prior censorship
need of prior approval to perform a show
self censorship
avoid challenge to race, sex, religion, and patronism
high culture
elitists- small group of people
low culture
popular culture- general public
5 special qualities of theatre
lifelikeness
ephemerality
objectivity
complexity on means
immediacy
duties of the director
interpretation
cast
rehearsal
design
3 basic approaches to directing
literal
translation
autuer
3 directors means
stage images
voice and speech
movement and gestures
four levels of characterization
biological
sociological
psychological
ethical
duties of the producer
finance, publicity, work with playwright, records
educational theatre
producers functions are divided among several people
community theatre
organization itself usually serves as the producer while volunteers carry out many duties