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Arts and Humanities
History of Theater
CHAD WINTERS TEST 2
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Why did the theaters close in 1642?
There was a war between church and state
Who closed the theatre?
What sports place did they turn into theaters?
Restoration comedy "comedy of manners"-
snapshot of noble life, amoral, sexual conquests
FOP character was...?
flamboyant, vain, a seducer
Playwright Aphra Behn was the
Who was Nell Gwen?
First big star of the stage
Tragedies were about
Comedies were about
middle class love and happiness
Who was the first realistic actress?
Before La Clarion-
over the top, loud, presentational
After La Clarion-
What was Sturm Und Drang?
German playwrights group
What were they against?
What did romanticism do?
Embrace variety in all its forms, had supernatural themes, bold, in exotic settings
Melodramas were entertainment for
simple plots, villains and heroes, music
unstoppable force of nature
last minute escape from jaws of death
Plays were starting to be transferred to?
origin of species
Who was Henrik Ibsen?
father of modern drama
What did Henrik Ibsen write?
Doll's House, Hedda Gabler
The Moscow Art Theatre ABC's
An actor prepares
Creating a role
The box set-
true to life interior, 3 walls, imaginary fourth wall
Futurism was during
glued you to your seats, itching powder, glorified technology
stream-of-consciousness antics, chance poems
anti-materialism, nightmare vision, loss of identity, failure of social values
truth through chaos, no logic or unity, playwright Eugene Ionesco
Three tools for the art of playwriting:
dialogue, rhythm, imagery
Inspiration for playwriting:
personal experience, newspaper articles, criminal acts, people
How to get started writing a play:
outlines, work backwards, music, visual images
How to succeed in playwriting:
playwright agent, self-produced, !!selling!!!, workshop
Developing a new play:
play readings (cold readings), staged readings (movement and rehearsals)
What are play writers goals?
selling, royalties, commission
What plays did Arthur Miller write?
Death of a Salesman, All my Sons, Crucible
August Wilson wrote
a ten-play chronicle of the African American experience 1900-2000
What plays did August Wilson write?
The Piano, Fences
Killer Joe, Bug, August: Osage County
Ayad Akhtar wrote
Disgraced, The Who and the What, The Invisible Hand
Susan-Lori Parks wrote
In the Blood, Topdog/Underdog
The Adding Machine
Our Town had no
set, and they had minimal props
Eugene O'Neill was the
first Great American playwright
What did Eugene O'Neill do?
Put America on the map
National Endowment for the Arts-
Southern Rep Theatre-
critically acclaimed, best of off and on Broadway
Mahalia Jackson Theatre-
celebrates the performing arts, "Queen of Gospel"
Broadway in NOLA
"Viva la Shakespeare"-
New York Shakespeare Festival-Stuart Vaughn
theatre for the deaf, theatre for the blind
Gay and lesbian voices-
Tony Kushner-Angel in America
Marsha Norman-Night Mother
Maria Irene Fores
David Henry Hwang
Lorraine Hansberry- A Raisin in the Sun
The Great White Way-
first street in America to be lit with brush arc lamp
Native American theatre ensemble-
first all native cast
tradition of play around feast of Purim
What is Serkele?
first Jewish play by Solomon Ettinger
Noh Theatre often used
mix of tradition and Western drama
Anton Chekov was
the head playwright of Moscow Art Theatre
What did Anton Chekov write?
The Seagull, and Uncle Vanya
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