picture frame stage
stage with three quarter seating
all-purpose theatre space
from idea of the proscenium opening as a transparent glass wall through which the audience looks at the other three walls of a room
the auditorium itself
the slant of an auditorium
horseshoe-shaped tiers that ring the auditorium for several floors above the orchestra
above the stage used to hold scenery
weights hung on a series of ropes and pulleys balanced the scenery
side pieces moved in and out of the stage picture
provides for the entrances and exits of the performers as well as for scene changes
type of stage house that has formal doors through which characters entered and excited and served as background for the play
arrangement for an outdoor performance
platform on wheels
theaters developed in Spain
raucous, knockabout comedy
exaggerated plot complications and broad physical humor and stereotyped characters
knockabout physical humor, gross exaggeration, and vulgarity
uses wit, irony, and exaggeration to attack or expose evil and foolishness
comedy of manners
points up the foibles and peculiarities of the upper classes
comedy of ideas
use of comic techniques to debate intellectual propositions and to further his own moral and social point of view
a comedy and a serious drama
theatre of the absurd
after WWII, a new type of theatre emerged in europe and the US, Martin Esslin named
existential point of view
existence precedes essence, a person creates himself or herself in the process of living
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