Theatre Appreciation Final
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Representation and Presentational
The two notions are acting are...
Representational or Method Acting
Acting which emanates from within the actor such that actors feel the role from the inside, so that they experience the feelings of their character and their entire physiology becomes engaged in the character's life.
Presentational, External, or Technical Acting
Actors whose performance comes from not inside them but from an instructional process that includes formal analysis, technical lessons, drills, and imitation of teachers, well-known actors, or other students.
The actors instrument is...
refers to stage movements
refers to a characters unspoken and undescribed goals.
refers to a person who constructs or composes a play as a wheelwright makes a wheel.
The core of a play is...
Externals of human behavior, inner story and theme
The playwright works with two tools...
dialogue and physical action
externals of human behavior includes...
psychology of characters, viewpoint of author
inner story and theme includes...
___ draws us into the world of a play, ___ keeps us there.
depth of characterization
A play in which every character posses an independence of intention, expression, and motivation that appears sensible in the light of our general knowledge of psychology and human behavior possesses...
A play that deals with an issue of serious and lasting significance in humanity's spiritual or intellectual life is said to possess...
The playwright's skill at condensing a story that may span many days, even years of chronological time, into a theatrical time span is called...
When a playwright has managed to make every scene, every incident, every character, and every word delivered an impact, he or she has satisfied the dramatic demand for...
One advantage of the ___ ___ is that it allows extensive hidden areas backstage for the scenic shifting and trickery involved and creating illusion and fantasies.
took over when historical accuracy became a major guiding principle in drama.
an actor centered rather than a scenery centered type of stage.
dispenses with all scenery except floor treatments, furniture, and out-of-the-way standing or hanging pieces to focus the attention on the actors.
attempts to depict, in great detail, a specific time and place in the observable world where the play's events are presumed to take place.
a plan or series of plans showing the placement of each lighting instrument- its type, wattage, size, wiring, connection to dimmer and its color.
separate the actor from the audience
the ancient and original use of costume was to...
is responsible for conceptualizing the play and giving it a unified vision and purpose.
is responsible for the financial support of the production.
concept of the play
is the directors central idea which focuses his interpretation.
should posses craft mastery of staging, actor-coaching, pacing, production coordination, a strong literary imagination and the ability to conceptualize intellectually and visually, and sound working knowledge of the history of theatre.
The greek work for director, which meant "teacher"
give-and-take of ideas, plans, feelings, and hypothesis
the most effective director-designer relationships result in...
According to ___ ___, all human behavior has its origin in economic greed, class, struggle, and primal amorality.
has its roots in a revolt against the intentional artifice of neoclassic form.
aesthetic overhaul, realist theatre
Besides an ___ ___ , the ___ ___ carried another agenda: rebellion against contrived manners contributed toward a theatre with a distinctly democratic, anti-Royalist air.
was paralleled but was essentially independent of realism, based its aesthetics on nature, particularly on humanity's place in the (Darwinian) environment.
Characters drawn true to life and subject to their individual social states characterizes...
dialogue is conversational
one convention of the realist theatre is that...
realist drama, myriad
the new hero of ___ ___ was perplexed and inarticulate in the face of ___ forces fighting for control of his or her soul.
proscenium stage, romantic theatre, realist drama, box sets, full-dimension walls, real bookcases, windows and fireplaces, proscenium arch
The ___ ___ of the ___ ___ modified to accommodate ___ ___. The ___ ___ were made exactly to scale with ___ ___, ___ ___, ___ and ___, and, in some instances, the ____ ___ was removed
the theatre of the fourth wall removed, proscenium opening.
refers to the central convention of realism that the stage was conceived to be the same as life in a real-world setting except that, in the case of the stage, one wall - the ___ ___ - had been removed.
The founding playwright of the realist era was...
paralleled but existed independently of realism and sought to eliminate every vestige of dramatic convention.
the subject matter of naturalistic plays was...
the high point of stylistic realism is best exemplified by playwright...
brought realist acting to realist plots.
1500s in Spanish
the earliest theatre activity in the US occured...
America's first master dramatist was...
the antireallist movement in aesthetics
has its roots in the symbolist movement in art.
Through images and metaphors, ___ explored the inner realities which cannot be directly or literally perceived.
saw realism as spiritually bankrupt and wanted to replace it with traditional aesthetic values.
World War I and the growth of technology
contributed to the advent of antirealist stylization and the subsequent revolution of the stage.
stylized acting style
is one in which characters usually represent more than individual persons or personality types; they can represent moral positions or forces of nature.
in vogue in germany during the first two decades of the century, ____ featured shocking and gutsy dialogue, boldly exaggerated scenery, piercing sounds, bright lights, an abundance of primary colors, and a not very subtle use of symbols, a structure of short, stark, jabbing scenes building to a powerful or deafening climax
The foremost American playwright, whose ventures into naturalism eventually turned toward expressionism and the authorship of "The Hairy Ape", was...
George Bernard Shaw
Playwright, ___ ___ ___, famous for his wit - a social reformer, street orator, essayist, and letter writer - used the stage as a vehicle for ideas by emphasizing dialogue that led to a superhuman verbal cascading.
Playwright, ___ ___, born in germany in 1898, emerged from World War I as a dedicated Marxist and pacifist, and consolidated his theories about drama into a body of plays that include "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" and "The Good Person of Szechuan".
Brecht's theatre of alienation theatre
attempted to distance the audience by repudiating realistic conventions through the didactic performance style, and a stage that called attention to its own artificiality.
didactic performance style
an acting style that required the actor to "demonstrate" rather than "integrate with" his character.
was based in the idea that although humans search for some meaning or purpose in human life they are met with the immutable irrationality of the universe, which makes the effort futile.