Theatre 200 – Review for Final

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Theatre 200 – Review for Final Class 1 – Theatre as Performance The three components necessary for theatre The qualities that make theatre a performing art Class 2 – Audiences Why are audiences important? What is the nature of theatre audiences? What are some things that keep audiences from going to the theatre today Class 3 – Aristotle Part 1 The title of Aristotle’s key work Aristotle’s 6 elements and how he ordered them in terms of importance Define and identify: o Exposition o Point of Attack o Action o Discovery o Reversal o Complication o Conflict o Climax o Resolution/Denoument The three types of plot Class 4 – Aristotle Part 2 Character - Define and identify: o Protagonist o Antagonist o Confidante o Foils
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o Raissoneur The other five elements – what are they and what is important about each in production Class 5 – Production Concept Definition of production concept and how it may be developed successfully The two types of directors Representational vs. Presentational Theatre Definition and examples of theatrical convention Class 6 – Critical Theory What is critical theory? Intrinsic vs. extrinsic meaning Understand the different types of theory we discussed and know their trademark interests and vocabulary: o Liberal humanism o Freudian Theory o Marxist Theory o Feminist Theory Class 7 – Playwriting 4 steps to creating character Definition of terms as relating to playwriting: o Action o Super-objective or motivation o Subtext o Conflict – 2 types o Event o Passover Question Steps of play development cycle Class 8 – Acting
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The difference between acting and performing The paradox of the actor 4 broad components of actor training and what each is comprised of Stanislavsky and his terms of text analysis: o Given Circumstances o Action o Beats o Obstacle o Super-Objective What is blocking?
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