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active participation

the audience involvement in the live event.


recognition of what actually happened on stage


intuitive response, your subjective experience of what the physical action communicated



actor choices

how the performer embodies the character physically, vocally, and emotionally, including such things as gesture, facial expression, movement, vocal quality, and emotional expression


working together as a team

space and design choices

choices made by the director and designers to create a specific effect for the audience


scenery crafted realistically to look and function just as the scenic location would in the real world, whether interior or exterior


not meant to resemble everyday life, may be stylized, abstracted, or suggestive scenery

set properties

usually large additions to the setting such as furniture


manner of expression and methods of onstage behavior as they affect composition and performance. Dictated by poetry, prose, dialects. identified by character movement and social manners and by changes and fashions in architecture, clothes, furniture, and decor

context of performance

place of performance that suggests audience expectations for a particular production, an audience member has a diff. set of expectations when attending a Broadway show w/ a high tix price than a community theater production

artistic intent

the purpose of a production, such as to entertain, to shock, to persuade, to comfort


the personal inclination and preferences of the beholder of an aesthetic experience

theater critics

pple who make a career out of experiencing and evaluating production and sharing that viewpoint w/ the public


gives info about the show. where, what, when, and ticket info


analysis, interpretation, evaluation of what was done

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