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Final Theatre Exam

STUDY
PLAY
4 functions of scene design
deliniates performance space
organizes acting space
characterizes acting space
creates mood/atmosphere
masking
obscure people, objects, or portions of the stage not meant to be seen by the audience
scene designer's skills
arch., paint, design, etc
communicate time period
elevations
rear front side
scene shifting
manual
wagon
fly
tech vs dress
lighting and tech vs seeing show as it will be on stage
5 functions of costume design
character relations and importance
time and place
mood and atmosphere
alter appearances/movement
changes in dramatic action, style, focus
difference between costume and fashion designers
space ideas and budget are restricted by the set performance
working drawing
no standard procedure
costume chart
broad organization of what costumes go where and when
rendering
...
relationship between costume designer and actor
consider unique physical aspects
movement
character
4 controllable qualities of light
intensity
distribution
color
movement
6 functions of lighting design
provide appropriate visibility
sculpt dimensionality
reinforce stage composition
enhance mood and atmosphere
support production concept
reinforce action
lighting designers skills
engineer
programmer
display
visual artist
electrician
historian
stage director
theatre of dionysus
removing inhibitions
performed on a slope of a hill
theatron
orchestra
skene
chorus
15-50 people
choregos- leader
unison
"who is going to take charge in the community"
nature of formalized performance
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roman theatrical context
surviving roman comedies are adapted from greek plays; settings and characters remain greek; comedies were written, romans placed great emphasis on seriousness of purpose and its citizens.
medieval liturgical theatre
christian literacy
limited elaboration
performed in a church
vernacular religious drama
vernacular language
spoken
performed by laymen
financed by community
conventions of medieval theatre
human dilemma visible: hell on one side, heaven on the other
costumes were used to distinguish heaven earth and hell
italian renaissance
perspective
rediscovery of classical texts
intermezzi (interludes)
opera
commedia dell'arte
commedia dell'arte
theatre for common people
physical and comedic
crass humor
moliere and 17th century theatre practice
17th century french theatre
set standard for comedy
selected by vote
10-15 sharing members
easting was simplified
actors furnish own costumes
elements of romanticism
performed drunk
conflict of sublime and grotesque
comparison of romanticism to neoclassism
neoclassicism: favors social norms, supernatural elements were frowned upon; romanticism: favors a variety of nature and its particular manifestations, mystical and supernatural elements embraced
melodrama
very emotional
underscoring with music
emotions paint the world around us
stock character typology
spectacle
spectacle
something considered beautiful (not there to think, but to enjoy)
realism
staging the world for the first time
more concerned with theatrical effectiveness than with truth to life
elements of darwinism
origin of species
suggested that life developed gradually from common ancestry and that life favored survival of the fittest.
believed people were controlled by heredity
naturalism
segment of reality transferred to the stage.
naturalists were more rigorous than realists in their demand for truth in art
emergence of director
the need for someone to coridinate and unify all the elements of a production