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5th century b.c.
Greek playwright Aeschylus added a second actor and drama as we know it was born when?
stage in medieval times, dramas were performed on flat-bed wagons that could be drawn from town to town
stage in Elizabethan England, a platform that jutted into an area open to the sky was created
stage in the 19th and 20th cent., the "picture stage" became common/ box-like area with 3 walls and a removed "4th wall" through which the audience views the action
originally any story that told of the fall of a person OF HIGH STATUS/ in recent years it has come to mean any play about the downfall of a central character or protagonist
the written form of a play that contains dialogue, stage directions, and divisions (acts, scenes)
major divisions of a drama (ancient rome and elizabethan england had 5 but some modern plays have 1 or 3)
notes provided by the playwright to describe how something should be presented or performed on stage
everything placed on stage to give the audience the impression of a particular setting or time and place
items that can be carried on and off the stage by actors or manupulated by actors during a scene
she is determined that horace will have a social life
why does inez arrange for Horace to go to the dance with Emily?
they describe how elements in the play should look, sound, and be performed
stage directions help you picture the action of a play becuase....
emily refuses to go with horace to the dance
what happens when horace goes to pick up emily for the dance?
he stands up to inez by refusing to break his date with mary catherine
which action best describes horace's growing confidence?
emily's mother, who does not like emily's boyfriend leo, made the arrangements without consulting emily
why doesn't emily want to go to the dance with horace?
it is the natural meeting place where dialogue between characters occurs
why are a number of the scenes staged in the drugstore?
to enable the action of the play to flow continuously from one area to another
what was the playwright's puurpose in dividing the stage into four acting areas?
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