Theatre Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: Theatre Study Guide Material- Ch. 1,2,3,4,5,6,11,12 Mrs. Warrens, Oedipus rex, Hamlet, Doll House Basic Elements of Theatre- Theatre is experience. Theatre is ritual, story telling, 2,500 years old, truthful reflection of human experience. Basic elements: what is performed, the performance, the audience. What is performed- entertainment? Capacity to provoke thought Performance- takes place in a space, collaboration or artists Audience- completes the steps of creation. Feedback. Essence. D ramatic structure- M DQ- Will Nora succeed in hiding her crime from Torvald? This comes at the crisis. Will hamlet avenge his fathers death? Who Aristotle was and what he w rote Wrote poetics, the oldest surviving treatise on drama. Describes the nature and structure of drama. Discusses tragedy at length, while talking about comedy too. Outlines principals of dramatic writing. Criticism- the critic is concerned with three basic problems” understanding, effectiveness, and ultimate worth. Festival Theatre Greek- Satyr- short, comic or satiric in tone, poked fun at some Greek myth using a chorus of satyrs, and was presented following the tragedies. Three dramatists write all 32 plays we have: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, (who was considered to be among the world’s greatest playwrights). Roman- As in Greece, theatrical performances were part of religious festivals. Although in Rome they might be for any of several gods. The Romans were great assimilators, accepting, borrowing, or changing those thins they seemed useful or desirable. Medieval- Drama was performed in churches or monasteries, then later in elaborate outdoor productions. Medieval theatre often revolved around the church. Guilds were organized to promote better working conditions, increase wages, and for quality control purposes....
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2010 for the course THEA 100 taught by Professor Munnell during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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