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21 terms

Theater Exam 4

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naturalism
"slice of life" realism
theatricalism
presentational style that exposes the devices of the theater
symbolism
dramatic form that uses representative iconic imagery
theatre of cruelty
presentational style that bombards the audiences senses
Henrik Ibsen
Norwegian realist playwright
August Strindberg
Swedish realist playwright
Anton Chekhov
Russian realist playwright
George Bernard Shaw
major playwright of the independent theater movement
Konstantin Stanislavski
invented an "internal" performance style
Vsevolod Meyerhold
invented an "external" performance style
epic theater
dramatic form developed by Bertholt Brecht
theater of the absurd
dramatic form that idealizes life as ridiculous and illogical
operetta
"light opera" made famous by Gilbert & Sullivan
libretto
the dialogue and lyrics of a musical
off-Broadway
smaller NYC theaters outside of Times Square area
off-off-broadway
"non-traditional" NYC performance spaces
four categories of theatre in Modern Era
Realism, Anti-Realism, Traditional and Experimental
the "father" of the american musical
George M. Cohan
The first "book" musical
Showboat
Great Composer of Modern Era
Cole Porter
Great American Playwright of Modern Era
Neil Simon