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Theatre 1020 1/21 Blackface- Black makeup used by white performers playing black characters, as in minstrel shows. cross-cultural theatre- Theatre that joins contrasting ideas—whether staging techniques or myths and rituals—from diverse cultures into a single work in order to find parallels between cultures and promote cultural pluralism. Culture- The values, standards, and patterns of behavior of a particular group of people expressed in customs, language, rituals, history, religion, social and political institutions, and art and entertainment. Enculturation- The process by which we learn about our culture. Ethnocentrism- The practice of using one’s own culture as the standard for judging other cultures. Harlem Renaissance- An African American literary, artistic, and musical movement during the 1920s and 1930s centered in the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. minstrel show- Stage entertainment consisting of songs, dances, and comic scenes performed by white actors in blackface makeup; originated in the nineteenth century. Multiculturalism- The attempt to achieve a pluralistic society by overcoming all forms of discrimination, including racism, sexism, and homophobia. pop culture- Short for “popular culture”; the fads and fashions that dominate mainstream media, music, and art for a period of time. Stereotypes- Generalized assumptions about people who are not like us. theatre of identity- Plays by and about a particular culture or ethnic group. theatre of protest- Plays that criticize the policies of the dominant culture and demand justice. theatre of the people- A type of theatre that provides a forum for everyday people to express themselves.
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Theatre 1020 2/21 Yiddish Broadway- The Jewish theatre district on Second Avenue in New York City in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. aesthetic distance- The audience’s awareness that art and reality are not the same. Closely tied to willing suspension of disbelief . Bowdlerize- To edit out any vulgar, obscene, or otherwise possibly objectionable material before publication. The origin of the word is Thomas and Harriet Bowdler’s prudishly sanitized edition of Shakespeare’s plays for Victorian-era family consumption. Censorship- The altering, restricting, or suppressing of information, images, or words circulated within a society. Curtain- Usually the start of a show, but can also be the end of a show or an act, signaled by the raising or lowering of the curtain. director’s note- An article in a play’s program by the director explaining what he or she intended to accomplish; also called a playwright’s note . dramatic criticism- A discriminating, often scholarly interpretation and analysis of a play, an artist’s body of work, or a type or period of theatre. fourth wall- An imaginary wall separating the actors from audience; an innovation of Realism in the theatre in the mid-1800s.
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