1020 Section 3 study guide

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1020 Section 3 study guide Chapter One Final Study Guide - Aesthetics- Deals with the nature and expression of beauty - Commercial Theatre- Big musicals or plays intended to be entertaining and profitable - Cultural Theatre- Supports the heritage of a particular people - Drama- Tells the story of people, their actions, and the conflicts that result - Experimental Theatre- Experimental ideas and styles that push the limits of theatre - Historical Theatre- Uses styles, themes, and staging of a particular historical period - Literary Arts- Created with written language - Performing Arts- An act performed by a person that has a beginning, middle, and end - Political Theatre- Allows Playwrights, directors, and actors to express their personal opinions about personal issues about issues Chapter 2 1) Patrons Individual contributors to the arts 2) Corporate funding Money contributed to the arts, including the theatre, from companies of all sizes 4) National Endowment for the arts (NEA)- federal agency that disperses our arts tax dollars 6) Copyright- a legal guarantee granted by the government to authors, composers, choreographers, inventors, publishers, and/or corporations that allow them to maintain control and profit from their creative works 7) Royalty payment- when a play is produced it must be made to the playwright or the playwright’s estate 8) Public domain 9)Writers for hire- Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Study Guide Theatre and Cultural Diversity Culture - values standards and patterns of behavior of a particular group of people.
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Pop culture - fads and fashions that dominate mainstream media, music and art for a period of time Multiculturalism – giving voice to all members of society so that people can learn to coexist in a pluralistic environment Stereotypes => shortcuts in thinking that attribute a generalized identify to people who are not like us Augusto Boal and The Theatre of the Opressed – Brazilian experimental theatre theorist Theatre representing the common person’s life Participating theatre Spect – actors not spectators Led to grassroots activism Basic Types of Theatre of the people Theatre of Identity Theatre of protest Cross – cultural theatre Theatre of identity Promotes a particular people’s awareness of themselves and their experiences, traditions, and culture Through this format, women can break out of their stereotypical “housewife” molds People have the right and opportunity to speak for their cultural group Authenticity of culture is now a respectable demand. Chapter 4 3 factors by which theatre actors affect their audience -Group Dynamics - how people react as a group -Bertolt Brecht - developed the alienation effect through his epic theatre style -Levels of Participation
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-Presentational Theatre is self-consciously theatrical and will often acknowledge the audience and may even invite them to participate. Ex. The Rocky Horror Picture Show -Representational Theatre is based on the idea of the “fourth wall”, in which the actors
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