27 terms

Test Three


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The practice of researching and recreating authentic styles of dress, architecture, and interior design ("historical accuracy")
Eugene Scribe
"Well Made Play"
Father of Realism
Henrik Ibsen
Glorifies Machines (Bertolt Brecht)
Theatre of Cruelty
Emotionally engages the audience
seeks to externalize the inner emotions and life of the main character. Showing how machines are opprosive
Representational Design
Follows the rules of real life
Lighting Plot
indicates where and what type of lighting
an artistic drawing of the finished set
a blueprint
Primary Tools of Actors
Body, Voice, Mind
Theare of the Absurd
Meaningless Repitition (Beckett)
Art that pushes recognized boundaries
Fourth Wall
Actors pretend like the audience isn't there
Emphasizes the role of language, power relations, and motivations; it attacks the use of sharp classsifcations such as male vs. female, straight vs. gay...
A specialist in dramatic literature who serves as a consultant for production
Planned actor movement usually recorded in a promptbook
Actors who function seamlessly together as a unit rather as individual performers
Sense Memory
the actors recall of sights, sounds, touch, and smells from specific past events
Affective Memory
A technique for developing a character in which the actor re-experiences a moment from his or her life that stimulated an emotion similar to the one that the actor's character is feeling at the time in the play
Representational Acting
A style of production that attempts to represent reality on the stage. Does not acknowledge the present of the audience
Emile Zola
an influential French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism
Duke of Saxe Meningen
First modern director
Konstantin Starislavski
affective memory, emotinoal recal and sense memory
Anton Chekhov
one the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature
Sturm & Drang
Broke all rules of neoclassism, typically depitcted the struggles of a highly emotional individual agaisnt conventional society ("storm and stress")
Auteur vs. Collaborator
different aproaches to directing a play