0aba5a95085986ac9d903cc7d57fa798 - Theatre 1020 1/21...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: 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. 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....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course MC 2000 taught by Professor Freeman during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

Page1 / 28

0aba5a95085986ac9d903cc7d57fa798 - Theatre 1020 1/21...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online