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Theater Apprec. Ch. 3

STUDY
PLAY
active participation
the audience involvement in the live event.
observation
recognition of what actually happened on stage
interpretation
intuitive response, your subjective experience of what the physical action communicated
believability
authenticity
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
ensemble
working together as a team
space and design choices
choices made by the director and designers to create a specific effect for the audience
representational
scenery crafted realistically to look and function just as the scenic location would in the real world, whether interior or exterior
presentational
not meant to resemble everyday life, may be stylized, abstracted, or suggestive scenery
set properties
usually large additions to the setting such as furniture
style
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
taste
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
review
gives info about the show. where, what, when, and ticket info
criticism
analysis, interpretation, evaluation of what was done