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Introduction to Theatre
What are the controllable qualities of…
What are the functions of stage lighting
What are the functions of Sound Design
What are the tools of Sound Design Rei…
Distribution... Intensity... Movement... Color
Visibility... Selective Focus... Modeling... Mood
Audibity... Placement... Mood ... Props
Microphones... Mixers... Amplifiers... Speakers
What are the controllable qualities of…
Distribution... Intensity... Movement... Color
What are the functions of stage lighting
Visibility... Selective Focus... Modeling... Mood
Theatre Introduction
5 elements +1
Beginnings of Western theatre
S.T. Coleridge
Criteria for Criticism
Performer... Spectator... Space: where play is taking place... Design:…
Greece in honor of Dionysus
Willing Suspension of Disbelief
What is being attempted... How well was is done?... Was it worth…
5 elements +1
Performer... Spectator... Space: where play is taking place... Design:…
Beginnings of Western theatre
Greece in honor of Dionysus
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Introduction to Theatre
Drama
Theatre Arts
Script
Character
A story written to be played out on the stage
The term used to cover all parts of training or instruction i…
A written copy of the dialogue that the actors will speak
The personality an actor portrays in a scene or play that is…
Drama
A story written to be played out on the stage
Theatre Arts
The term used to cover all parts of training or instruction i…
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Introduction to Theatre
Willing suspension of disbelief
Globe Theater
Four Requirements for Theatre
Metaphor
a willingness to suspend one's critical faculties and believe…
the theater that Shakespeare performed at.
a. Audience... b. Actors... c. Place... d. Story
The use of metaphor in drama is a complex device used by play…
Willing suspension of disbelief
a willingness to suspend one's critical faculties and believe…
Globe Theater
the theater that Shakespeare performed at.
Introduction to Theatre
Our Town
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Storytelling
Antigone
by Thornton Wilder. Example of Modern Theatre
by William Shakespeare. Example of Elizabethan Theatre
An example of Ritual Theatre
by Sophocles. Example of Greek Theatre
Our Town
by Thornton Wilder. Example of Modern Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare. Example of Elizabethan Theatre
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Introduction to theatre
Theatre
4 ingredients of theatre
A play
scripts are made up of what
An art concerned almost exclusively with live preformances
idea... a space... at least one performer... an audience
A performance on a stage by actors with scripts.
acts... scenes
Theatre
An art concerned almost exclusively with live preformances
4 ingredients of theatre
idea... a space... at least one performer... an audience
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Introduction to Theatre
Actor/Actress
Articulation
Blocking
Catharsis
A male or female person who performs a role in a play, work o…
The clear and precise pronunciation of words.
The Planning and working out of the movements of actors on st…
The purification or purgation of the emotions (such as pity,…
Actor/Actress
A male or female person who performs a role in a play, work o…
Articulation
The clear and precise pronunciation of words.
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Introduction to Theatre
Synergy
Medium
Suspension of Disbelief
Observed Theatre
A combination of the words energy and synthesis. A type of en…
Humans
How far you are willing to believe. The willing of your mind…
Mostly a psychological experience. You sit back and watch wha…
Synergy
A combination of the words energy and synthesis. A type of en…
Medium
Humans
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Introduction to Theatre
Dydascolose
Tron
Magic
FOH
Directors
Seeing place
Deus Ex Machine
Design layout, posters, tickets, etc.
Dydascolose
Directors
Tron
Seeing place
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introduction to the theatre
plot
spectacle
story
character
section and arrangement of events taken from a story for dram…
en element of the theater about something that can be seen or…
its usually taken by producers to create the plot for their p…
the role in the plays. they are acted by the actors, or perfo…
plot
section and arrangement of events taken from a story for dram…
spectacle
en element of the theater about something that can be seen or…
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Introduction to Theatre
Define art.
List some arts.
Artistic Commonalities
Artistic Differences
Skill, scholarship of learning; judged on aesthetics. Artisan…
Drama, poetry, dance, music, costuming, art, media, film...
Made by humans; artificial; impractical; cultivate skill in d…
Different relationships between time and space; audiences; mo…
Define art.
Skill, scholarship of learning; judged on aesthetics. Artisan…
List some arts.
Drama, poetry, dance, music, costuming, art, media, film...
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introduction to theatre
relaxation
posture
breathing
diaphragm
freedom from all bodily tensions
how we sit and stand
the necessary process of inhaling and exhaling to live
the muscle located between the abdomen and rib cage
relaxation
freedom from all bodily tensions
posture
how we sit and stand
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Introduction To Theatre
drama
theatre arts
script
character
a story written to be played out on the stage
the term used to cover ALL PARTS OF TRAINING in the field of…
a written copy of the dialogue that the actors will speak
the personality an actor portrays in a scene or play that is…
drama
a story written to be played out on the stage
theatre arts
the term used to cover ALL PARTS OF TRAINING in the field of…
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introduction to theatre
Professional theatre
Amateur theatre
Commercial theatre
Non-traditional casting
Productions created by individuals who make a living (or atte…
Theatre in which practitioners do not rely on theatrical acti…
Shows that are produced to earn a profit for investors
The practice of casting actors of a race different from that…
Professional theatre
Productions created by individuals who make a living (or atte…
Amateur theatre
Theatre in which practitioners do not rely on theatrical acti…
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Theatre II- Introduction to Stage Lighting
Fresnel Light
Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight -(ERS)
Scoop Lighting
Border or Strip Lighting
Fresnel Light
Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight -(ERS)
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Introduction To Theatre
Explain how Theatre is an interpretive…
Describe the work of playwright, inclu…
Describe the work of the director, inc…
Describe the work of actor, including…
Theatre brings together all several aspects; from the work of…
A playwrights job is to create scripts for play. Their focus…
The director must collaborate with all designers to bring the…
The actor has two tools: the voice and body. They train these…
Explain how Theatre is an interpretive…
Theatre brings together all several aspects; from the work of…
Describe the work of playwright, inclu…
A playwrights job is to create scripts for play. Their focus…
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Introduction To Theatre
open stages
proscenium theatre
box set or flats
backdrop
share a common and continuous ceiling or, in other words, a m…
frames the stage in much the same way a painter frames a land…
lightweight frames on which fabric is stretched, fastened tog…
is usually theatrical muslin, canvas, or occasionally luan, t…
open stages
share a common and continuous ceiling or, in other words, a m…
proscenium theatre
frames the stage in much the same way a painter frames a land…
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Introduction to the theatre
4 elements of theatre?
5 benefits of theatre?
2 theme approaches
2 things audience focuses on at the play
actor, audience, space, story
good feeling , come together, people doing stuff
tragedy and comedy
suspension of disbelief and aesthetic distance
4 elements of theatre?
actor, audience, space, story
5 benefits of theatre?
good feeling , come together, people doing stuff
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Introduction to the Theatre
Greek theatre
The theatre of the greeks
Dionysus
Tragedy
Theatre begining from myth and ritual
Structure, circular area surrounded by seating with small bui…
God of wine and fertility
Goat song
Greek theatre
Theatre begining from myth and ritual
The theatre of the greeks
Structure, circular area surrounded by seating with small bui…
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Introduction to Theatre Terminology Test
art
the goal of acting
acting
aesthetic distance
The selection and arrangement of materials
To solve a problem in a manner or way the audience can unders…
naturally and believably portraying a character using one's v…
Condition that keeps a person from completely believing a per…
art
The selection and arrangement of materials
the goal of acting
To solve a problem in a manner or way the audience can unders…
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Introduction to Theatre
Lecture 1: What is theatre?
What does "theatron" mean?
What is the paradox of the actor?
What spheres of life is theatre simila…
A form of art that is live performance.... More than a physical…
Originated in ancient Greece and meant "seeing place"
It is a paradox that an actor is simultaneously himself and t…
Theatre and Ritual: Both repeat words, roles, movement, and a…
Lecture 1: What is theatre?
A form of art that is live performance.... More than a physical…
What does "theatron" mean?
Originated in ancient Greece and meant "seeing place"
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Introduction to the Theatre- Theatre History
Greek theatre began from?
Greek theater structure
Dionysus
Tragedy
Myth and Ritual
Circular area surrounded by seating with a small building at…
God of wine and fertility, center, God of good Earth
Goat song
Greek theatre began from?
Myth and Ritual
Greek theater structure
Circular area surrounded by seating with a small building at…
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Introduction to Theatre Final
Acting Area
Blocking
Character-Centered Approach
Dramatization
The part of the stage used for acting and visible to the audi…
The movement of the characters (actors) on the stage
An approach to telling a story that focuses on a character or…
To turn something into a script so that it may be performed
Acting Area
The part of the stage used for acting and visible to the audi…
Blocking
The movement of the characters (actors) on the stage
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Introduction to Greek Theatre
Catharsis
Comedy
Tragedy
Tragic Hero
The purging of emotions or relieving.
Comic form of drama
Fateful event
Great character in a tragic event
Catharsis
The purging of emotions or relieving.
Comedy
Comic form of drama
Introduction to theatre vocabulary.
Theatre
Drama
Front of House
Blackout
The imitation or representation of life, performed for other…
The imitation of life presented with great conflict and emoti…
The box office.
When all the lights in a theatre go out to show the passage o…
Theatre
The imitation or representation of life, performed for other…
Drama
The imitation of life presented with great conflict and emoti…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 11
Storyboard
Ground Plan
Model
Computer-aided Drafting
a series of sketches that show how the sets or costumes chang…
a view of the dimensions of the stage and the placement of se…
a three-dimensional mock-up of the set design that fives the…
computer programs that allow theatre designers to draft preci…
Storyboard
a series of sketches that show how the sets or costumes chang…
Ground Plan
a view of the dimensions of the stage and the placement of se…
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Introduction to Greek theatre vocabulary
Catharsis
Comedy
Tragedy
Tragic flaw
The releasing and thereby providing relief, strong or repress…
Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical…
A form of drama based on human suffering.
The secret weakness of character that brings about a tragic h…
Catharsis
The releasing and thereby providing relief, strong or repress…
Comedy
Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical…
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Introduction to Greek Theatre Vocabulary
Catharsis
Comedy
Tradegy
Tragic hero
The purging of the emotions or relieving emotions through art .
Play or movie that has a humorous character with a happy endi…
A dramatic composition, dealing with a serious or somber theme.
A literacy character who makes an error of judgement or has a…
Catharsis
The purging of the emotions or relieving emotions through art .
Comedy
Play or movie that has a humorous character with a happy endi…
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Introduction to Greek Theatre Vocabulary
Catharsis
Comedy
Tragedy
Tragic Hero
The process of releasing, and providing relief from
A movie, play, or broadcast program that is intended to make…
An event causing great suffering
A person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qua…
Catharsis
The process of releasing, and providing relief from
Comedy
A movie, play, or broadcast program that is intended to make…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 3
Culture
Enculturation
Multiculturalism
Sterotypes
the values, standards, and patterns of behavior of a particul…
the process by which we learn about our culture. Art and ente…
the endeavor to overcome all forms of discrimination (includi…
shortcuts in thinking that attribute a generalized identity t…
Culture
the values, standards, and patterns of behavior of a particul…
Enculturation
the process by which we learn about our culture. Art and ente…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 4
Reviews
prescriptive
Dramatic Criticism
Plot
Sometimes called notices are published or broadcast opinions…
A) interesting Characters... B) Plot... C) language
a discriminating often scholarly interpretation and analysis…
a unified "arrangement of the incidents" in which characters,…
Reviews
Sometimes called notices are published or broadcast opinions…
prescriptive
A) interesting Characters... B) Plot... C) language
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Introduction to Theatre: Test 1
Goals of Theatre
What makes theatre?
Ephemeral
Performance Incudes:
Entertainment, Education, Social control, Agitation, Document…
Live and bounded by time, Intended, Fixed boundaries, collabo…
short lived and never exactly the same
Rituals/cultural performances, Acts of everyday life, perform…
Goals of Theatre
Entertainment, Education, Social control, Agitation, Document…
What makes theatre?
Live and bounded by time, Intended, Fixed boundaries, collabo…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 8
paper phase
Intensive analysis includes
production concept
casting directors
often lasts longer than the rehearsal phase and includes scri…
A) working with the playwright (if the playwright is alive an…
the metaphor, thematic idea, symbol or allegory that will be…
specialize in finding the right actor to fit the part; common…
paper phase
often lasts longer than the rehearsal phase and includes scri…
Intensive analysis includes
A) working with the playwright (if the playwright is alive an…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 6
Concert Parties
Minstrel Show
Vaudeville
Burlesque
a form of variety entertainment that developed in Anglophone…
a nineteenth-century racist performance style in which whites…
a popular American variety show form toward the end of the ni…
a variety entertainment of the early twentieth century the in…
Concert Parties
a form of variety entertainment that developed in Anglophone…
Minstrel Show
a nineteenth-century racist performance style in which whites…
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Introduction to Greek theatre vocabulary
Catharsis
Comedy
Tragedy
Tragic hero
Process of releasing
Professional entertaining consisting of jokes
A lamentable,dreadful,or fatal event or affair
Great or virtuous character
Catharsis
Process of releasing
Comedy
Professional entertaining consisting of jokes
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Introduction to Greek Theatre
Religious Festivals
Dionysus
Bacchus
City of Dionysia
Held in honor of Dionysus
god of wine, fertility, ritual madness, ecstasy, and theatre.
Dionysus is also known for his Roman name _______
religious festival held every spring in Athens
Religious Festivals
Held in honor of Dionysus
Dionysus
god of wine, fertility, ritual madness, ecstasy, and theatre.
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 5
Artistic director
Call
Choreographer
Cyclorama
the person in charge of the overall creative vision or goal o…
The time the actor's arrive at the theatre
the person who creates the dance numbers for a play or musica…
a large stretched curtain suspended from a U-shaped pipe to m…
Artistic director
the person in charge of the overall creative vision or goal o…
Call
The time the actor's arrive at the theatre
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 1
Aesthetics
Artist
Qualities of Art
Subject
the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expre…
someone whose creations are deemed aesthetically pleasing by…
1) Human Creation... 2) Subject and Medium... 3) Reaction... 4) Struct…
What the work is about (what it reflects & attempts to compre…
Aesthetics
the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expre…
Artist
someone whose creations are deemed aesthetically pleasing by…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 11
modernism
major influences
Thomas Edison
Charles Darwin
a complex set of theories and beliefs that marked a shift fro…
the industrial revolution, increased scientific experimentati…
(major thinkers) his invention of the incandescent light bulb…
his observation that humans are animals that to portray a rea…
modernism
a complex set of theories and beliefs that marked a shift fro…
major influences
the industrial revolution, increased scientific experimentati…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 7
method acting (Stanislavsky System)
empathy
Magic If
substitution
connecting to a character on an emotional and psychological l…
is the ability to understand and identify with another's situ…
is a Stanislavsky technique based on one question; "What woul…
when actors replace the character's emotions with unrelated b…
method acting (Stanislavsky System)
connecting to a character on an emotional and psychological l…
empathy
is the ability to understand and identify with another's situ…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 6
Imitation
Role-playing
Storytelling
Playwrighting
universal with children, they learn through imitation
has a theatrical component, and we all assume family roles; f…
is another everyday activity found in cultures throughout the…
is a limited form of storytelling because all a playwright ca…
Imitation
universal with children, they learn through imitation
Role-playing
has a theatrical component, and we all assume family roles; f…
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introductions to theatre
ancient greece, athens
6 century B.C. (500's)
part of worship of dionysus
the greek god of wine and fertility
where did drama as we know it begin?
when did drama as we know it begin?
as a part of what, did drama begin?
who is dionysus?
ancient greece, athens
where did drama as we know it begin?
6 century B.C. (500's)
when did drama as we know it begin?
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Introduction to Theatre Grande Finale
Drama
Primitive Tribes
Imitation Dances in Primitive Tribes
War Dances in Primitive Tribes
1. Greek word; means to do or act.... 2. Born out of the dance o…
1. Had imitation dances, war dances, and religious dances.
To teach a tribe's customs to boys reaching manhood.
To kindle bravery in the warriors.
Drama
1. Greek word; means to do or act.... 2. Born out of the dance o…
Primitive Tribes
1. Had imitation dances, war dances, and religious dances.
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Introduction to Theatre Tragedy/ Comedy
Tragic Hero
Character Flaw
reversal of fortune
tragedies of the common man
is an extraordinary person of stature thus symbolizing an ent…
Tragic characters often have successful and happy but make an…
situation becomes irretrievable, meaning no honorable avenue…
in modern plays, the hero's very averagness speaks to us of h…
Tragic Hero
is an extraordinary person of stature thus symbolizing an ent…
Character Flaw
Tragic characters often have successful and happy but make an…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 1
The Function of Art
Popular Entertainment
Examples of Popular Entertainment
waste of time
Enjoyment of audience, instruction/teach, inspire, money
Art that helps pass time, pleasure, relaxation, provokes emot…
Sitcoms, novels, musicals, Disney, Harry Potter, Six Flags, s…
Some consider Popular Entertainment to be ____
The Function of Art
Enjoyment of audience, instruction/teach, inspire, money
Popular Entertainment
Art that helps pass time, pleasure, relaxation, provokes emot…
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Introduction to Theatre Exam 2
Closed shop union
Writes guide of america
Open shop union
Dramatists guild of america
A union in which all employees must belong and which the empl…
Television and screenwriters have a powerful closed shop call…
In this membership is optional so meaningful strikes are impo…
The playwrights' union can champion the rights of playwrights…
Closed shop union
A union in which all employees must belong and which the empl…
Writes guide of america
Television and screenwriters have a powerful closed shop call…
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Introduction to Theatre Exam 2
What year did Theatre start?
Who started Theatre?
Apollo
Dionysius Bacchus
400 BCE
Greeks
God of Music and Sun
God of Theatre and Wine
What year did Theatre start?
400 BCE
Who started Theatre?
Greeks
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Introduction to Theatre 20
What is Children's Theatre?
Who developed the field of Children's…
Who wrote and published a book Twenty…
Theatre of the Absurd is?
Refers to both theatre performed by children for an audience…
Winifred Ward
Charlotte Chorpenning
Refers to a loosely associated group of dramatists who became…
What is Children's Theatre?
Refers to both theatre performed by children for an audience…
Who developed the field of Children's…
Winifred Ward
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Introduction to Theatre: Exam 1
Traits shared by a performance
Fourth Wall
Suspension of Disbelief
How to read a play
- Performers... - Performance... - Audience... - Performance site... - Be…
Part of realism, imaginary wall between audience and performa…
Idea that what is happening on stage is real
- Plays are incomplete... - Start at the beginning... - Read in one…
Traits shared by a performance
- Performers... - Performance... - Audience... - Performance site... - Be…
Fourth Wall
Part of realism, imaginary wall between audience and performa…
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Introduction to Theatre Chapter 6
What is the directors job?
Who was the "director" in Greek Roman…
What is a promptbook?
Description of a 19th century play
Conduct/coach, put together a team/actors, and galvanize the…
GR-actor, playwrights and company leaders. M-cycle plays, pla…
Text, drawing of set, ground plans, stage directions, and pro…
Historical accuracy, 3D scenery, local color, very detailed s…
What is the directors job?
Conduct/coach, put together a team/actors, and galvanize the…
Who was the "director" in Greek Roman…
GR-actor, playwrights and company leaders. M-cycle plays, pla…
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