Intro to Drama 1310 Chapter 1 Study Guide

Intro to Drama 1310 Chapter 1 Study Guide - Chapter 1 Study...

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Chapter 1 Study Guide Aesthetics - the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty Commercial theatre - The type of theatre that, like the majority of Hollywood screen entertainments, has entertainment and profitability as its reasons for existence Conflict - The key to the movement of a story; the element that qualifies a theatrical work as a “play” Cultural theatre - The type of theatre that is designed to support the heritage, customs, and point of view of a particular people, religion, class, country, or community Drama - A form of theatre that tells a story about people, their actions, and the conflicts that result Experimental play- A play that pushes the limits of theatre by eliminating the distance between actor and audience, trying out new staging techniques, or even questioning the nature of theatre. Historical theatre- Dramas that use the styles, themes, and staging of plays of a particular historical period Literary arts- Arts created with written language. Medium- The method, substance, and technique used to create a work of art. Performing arts- Arts, such as theatre, music, opera, and dance, who’s medium is an act performed by a living human being. Pictorial arts- Arts, such as drawing and painting, created by applying line and color to two-dimensional surfaces. Political theatre- Theatre in which playwrights, directors, and actors express their personal opinions about current issues Spatial arts- Arts, such as sculpture and architecture that are created by manipulating material in space
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