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elements of theater
audience, performers, text or script, director, theater space, and design elements
the person who rehearses the performers and coordinates the work of the designers and others to make sure the production is cohesive
having to do with any activity- political, economic, artistic, cultural- in which nations and people around the world relate and interact
appreciation of artistic event. audience feels "safe" they feel emotionally comfortable
willing suspension of disbelief
we want so much to believe in the reality of what is happening onstage that we willingly put aside all literal and practical considerations in order to enter into the world of the drama. as an audience member i will stop disbelieving as an audience member
audience members come mostly from similar backgrounds and experiences. examples would be a college production audience would mostly have college students of the same age
usually works for a newspaper, a magazine, or a tv station, and reports on what has occurred at a theater event
usually attempts to present his or her own version of a dramatic work, not necessarily that of the playwright
criticism that attempts to describe as clearly and accurately as possible what is happening in a performance
criticism that offers advice and sometimes suggests rules for what should be done in theater
select the specific subject, determine the focus and emphasis, establish a purpose, develop dramatic structure, create dramatic characters, establish point of view
the collision of opposition of persons or forces in a drama that gives rise to dramatic action
conflicting characters have clear strong goals or objectives but there also must be a sort of balance between them
contained, intense, structure in which little time passes until the climax occurs
cover an extended period of time, sometimes many years and ranges over a number of locations. it can jump from 3 years then jump to 2 years
familiar traits and actions are always predictable. they are stereotypical characters
one aspect of such a character dominates, making for an unbalanced, often comic personality
a theater that provides space for performances but is is not owned by a specific group of actors/actresses
often defined as the high point in the action or the final and most significant crisis in the action
point within a play when the action reaches an important confrontation or takes a critical turn
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