Chapter 1 Study Guide
- the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty
- The type of theatre that, like the majority of Hollywood screen entertainments, has
entertainment and profitability as its reasons for existence
- The key to the movement of a story; the element that qualifies a theatrical work as a “play”
- 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
- 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
Political theatre- Theatre in which playwrights, directors, and actors express their personal opinions about
Spatial arts- Arts, such as sculpture and architecture that are created by manipulating material in space