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Midterm Study Guide: Theatre 2100 (Fall 2016) Textbook readings: Chapters 1.1-1.5 Chapter 2.1-2.4 Chapter 3.1-3.6 Chapter 4.1-4.3 Chapter 5.4 Chapter 6.1 & 6.3-6.5 Play readings: Bacchae, Macbeth, and Intimate Apparel Lecture #1.1: Theatre/drama/performance Terms: theatre, drama, performance Theatre as an performing art Characteristics of the performing arts oThe art of the now: liveness! Every day performances oSocial roles, etc. oDexterGreek words oTheatron = seeing place oDran = to do Alfred Hitchcock on drama as conflict Drama vs. Theatre oDrama = dramatic literature oTheatre = performed event Course formula: actor + audience = theatre Course definition of theatre Lecture #1.2: Playwrights and Playwriting Elinor Fuch’s essay oquestions to ask a play odo not make assumptions oeverything is a choice! Given Circumstances The Playwright oWright vs. Write The Playwright’s Tasks Show not Tell! Characters/physical action/dialogue Lecture #1.3: Dramatic Structure Aristotle’s 6 Elements of Drama Definition of PLOT 3 types of plot oClimactic oEpisodic oCircular The elements of climactic plot structure 3 main types of conflict Lecture #1.4: Production Process Functions of the designer Production Process
oPre-production oAuditions/Callbacks oRehearsals o

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