241D study guide - Dramatic Ritual: an event to influence...

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Dramatic Ritual: an event to influence an outside source: pep rally Thespis : 1 st Greek actor and playwright Dionysus : Greek God of wine and fertility Three things needed, ingredients of theater : actors, audience, place Thrust stage : one that extends into the audience on three sides and is connected to the backstage area bu its up stage end. August Wilson: author of Fences Arthur Miller : author of All My Sons Arena Stage : stage that is surrounded on all sides by audience Proscenium Stage: most common form found in the West, the audience is located on one side of the stage with the remaining sides hidden and used by the performers and technicians Melodrama: a villain poses a threat, the hero escapes the threat or rescues the heroine and there is a happy end. There is a constructed word of heightened emotions, a hero who rights the disturbance to the balance of good and evil. Comedy: stock characters, light hearted, purposes-- eliminate stress, health, money, entertain, lessons Tragedy:
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course IAH 241D taught by Professor Schuttler during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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