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Exam 2

Queen Elizabeth
supported the arts, backer of Shakespeare
Anton Chekov
human inability to communicate w/ eachother ; what's not being said is more important; stream-of-consciousness writing style
King James
caused Shakespeare to start writing tragedies (Macbeth) military man did not support theater
Henrik Ibsen
realism director; well-made structure with a letter. father of modern drama
Arthur Miller
"The Crucible", realism playwright won Pulitzer Prize
Eugene O'Neill
first modern playwright in US; chekovian
wrote in poetry (verse) and prose based on class; stage direction is in the play
African storyteller, traveled to tribes telling tribal history; use of drums and song
Sanskrit theater
Gift from the God Brahama
Tells exactly how to act -> highly codified (colors correspond to idea)
No concept of Tragedy
Natya Sastra
Sanskrit book that tells eactly how to act Gods
New Comedy
Roman, focuses on domestic comedy; kind of romantic
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
displays life on stage but has a point of view and tries to sway you
displays real life on stage without point of view; "slice of life"
Noh Theater
Men play all the roles; celebration of Samuri and epic battles
Kabuki Theater
celebrates the common people; started by women
Tragic Impulse
tragedy is defined by a good man sacrificing his life, not found in African plays because no one ever dies
inciting incident
reason that this day is any different than another; reason for play
Old Comedy
slapstick about life; potty humor and sexual jokes, political
Romantic Comedy
get young lovers together; happy endings, antagonist has change of heart at final festival
Commedia Dell Arte
Actors memorize general plots and once on stage they improv thier scenes based off the plots; Had a set of stock expressions; wore costumes of the character
highly sexual; rich people making fun of the poor or social situations (spousal abuse, drinking)
is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an emotional effect; man's inhumanity to man
Tennessee Williams
playwright; first plays to openly discuss homosexuality; exposed the truth of the family in the south