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Total questions 25 - multiple-choice, true false Questions are from textbooks so try to get the exact words from the textbook Not a grade, but probably have to turn in something Chapter 1: What is Theatre? What is Theatre? Theatre describes a set of heightened circumstances that depend on a separation (whether acknowledged or not) of the audience and performer. Also, the physical space in which theatre often takes place. Consists of a company a collection of artists who create the theatre Theatre also means the professional occupation Theatre needs a physical space - a space to act and a space to watch and hear Jobs of the Theatre Production includes securing all necessary personnel, space, and financing; supervising all production and promotional efforts; fielding all legal matters, and distributing all proceeds deprived of receipts Directing consists of controlling and developing the artistic product to provide it with a unified vision, coordinating all of its components, and supervising its rehearsals Acting comprises the most famous and visible of theatrical work, in which performers take on roles in a play Designing entails the creation of visual and aural elements of a production, including the scenery, properties, costumes and wigs, makeup, lighting, sound, programs, advertising, and general ambiance of the location Building the realization of the designers’ vision through the work of specially designated craftspeople who construct the “hardware” of a play The crew consists of technicians who execute the light, sound cues, and shifting of scenery. Oversee the placement and return of properties and the assignment, laundering, repair, and changes of costumes Stage management runs a play production in all its complexity in performance after performance House management responsible for admitting, seating, and providing for the general comfort of the audience The difference between film and theatre… theatre is a real time event in which performers and audience members are fully aware of others’ immediate presence. Live theatre also creates a relationship among the audience members. The audience responds together, they become a community. The Drama = written plays of a time period Theatre = performance of plays during that period Dramatory: Theater Librarian - all the research in a play Aesthetic Distance the further you are away from the event physically, the further you are away from the event emotionally Willing Suspension of Disbelief: the idea that the audience is encouraged to concentrate on the events of the play as if they were actually happening, the audience pretends that the play is real
The Paradox of the Actor: job in perfecting the craft of acting which at its core is untruthful while trying to be truthful as their character. Also to be in the moment even

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