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4 functions of scene design
deliniates performance space
organizes acting space
characterizes acting space
5 functions of costume design
character relations and importance
time and place
mood and atmosphere
changes in dramatic action, style, focus
difference between costume and fashion designers
space ideas and budget are restricted by the set performance
6 functions of lighting design
provide appropriate visibility
reinforce stage composition
enhance mood and atmosphere
support production concept
lighting designers skills
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.
conventions of medieval theatre
human dilemma visible: hell on one side, heaven on the other
costumes were used to distinguish heaven earth and hell
rediscovery of classical texts
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
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
underscoring with music
emotions paint the world around us
stock character typology
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
segment of reality transferred to the stage.
naturalists were more rigorous than realists in their demand for truth in art
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