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Unformatted text preview: Art of Theatre (THE U101) Midterm: Things to know… (and be able to apply) Conventions (of performance): • Greek • Shakespeare • Mystery Cycle • Beijing Opera Dramatic Structure: Aristotle’s 6 elements (and how to apply them) Styles (their characteristics, in terms of FORM): • Realism o And its subgenres Magic Realism Poetic Realism • Theatricalism o Brecht o Expressionism o Absurdism o Artaud (may include some Expressionism and “Total Theatre”) Genres (their characteristics, in terms of CONTENT) • Tragedy • Comedy o Farce • Tragicomedy • Melodrama For Genre & Style, be able to answer this kind of question: Name ___(2 or 3 or 4) ___ characteristics of __(name of genre or style) __ that appear in __ (name of play) _ , as written. For each one, provide a specific example of that characteristic from the play. Then, for each one, in one sentence, argue convincingly that this example fits into __(the genre or style) __....
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- Spring '08
- Drama, Anna Deavere Smith, Soul Shall Dance, Realism Poetic Realism, Opera Dramatic Structure