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  1. avant-garde
  2. surrealism
  3. expressionism
  4. Bread and Puppet Theatre
  5. epic theatre
  1. a A genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.
  2. b Features plays that have a grand scope, large casts, and cover a long period and a wide range of sometimes unrelated incidents. An innovation by Bertolt Brecht.
  3. c Any work of art that is experimental, innovative, or unconventional.
  4. d A style that shows the audience the action of the play through the mind of one character. Instead of seeing photographic reality, the audience sees the character's own emotions and point of view.
  5. e An experimental theatre troupe begun in 1961 that uses giant puppets as well as actors in political parables.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Unstructured theatrical events on street corners, at bus stops, in lobbies, and virtually anywhere else people gather.
  2. Inexpensive, noncommercial, artistically significant plays in small, out-of-the-way theatres. In the United States, flourished from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s.
  3. Small, nontraditional, noncommercial theatres located in storefronts, coffeehouses, churches, and other public spaces in the New York City area.
  4. Commonly used in realistic plays, a true-to-life interior containing a room or rooms with the fourth wall removed so that the audience feels they are looking in on the characters' private lives.
  5. A style of realism that is expressed through lyrical language.

5 True/False questions

  1. Theatre of CrueltyOriginated by Antonin Artaud, stylized, ritualized performances intended to attack spectators' sensibilities and purge them of destructive tendencies.

          

  2. problem playCommonly used in realistic plays, a true-to-life interior containing a room or rooms with the fourth wall removed so that the audience feels they are looking in on the characters' private lives.

          

  3. performance artAn art form from the mid-twentieth century in which one or more performers use some combination of visual arts (including video), theatre, dance, music, and poetry, often to dramatize political ideas. The purpose is less to tell a story than to convey a state of being.

          

  4. The Living TheatreA famous twentieth-century experimental theatre using aesthetically radical techniques to shake up audiences about social and political issues; founded in 1946 by Julian Beck (1925-1985) and Judith Malina (b. 1926).

          

  5. fourth wallA genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.

          

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