Exam 1 review
does not include the performers or the audience.
Part of the golden age of
Six elements of drama: plot (arrangement of dramatic incidents), character
(people represented in the play), thought or theme (ideas explored), language (dialogue
and poetry), music, and spectacle (scenery and other visual elements).
- author of Lysistrata- old comedy, lampooned those in power
author of the Dutchman, creator of the black arts movement
Theatre of cruelty, theatre is the only way to save society.
and Its Double also wrote Jet of Blood
The living Theatre- challenged traditional dramatic structures, spare
technical aspects, inspired much of avant- garde theatre that followed
most highly honored Greek tragedian, incorporated the idea of the third actor,
reduced the chorus size to 15, wrote about drama between humans (everyday people not
just Gods), author of Oedipus the King
new comedy 317 B.C.-> mistaken identity, romance, everyday characters
author of Trifles
theorized epic theatre-> spectator should not emphasize with the play
theatre has a responsibility to society and a responsibility to itself
San Francisco mime troupe-> circus, vaudeville, and commedia dell’arte,
perform in parks and non- traditional spaces, overtly political 1965
- changed dithyramb to 3 tragedies and a satyr -> added the antagonist, props
and scenery circa 5
first actor-> started dialogue with chorus
playwright, The Ash Girl
wife of Brecht, led the Berliner Ensemble, actress and director
Bread and Puppet theatre-> engage question son war, environment,
spirituality and capitalism -> people live in commune in Vermont
political playwright, everyday people, reality of war, criticizes religion,
sensitive tow omen, slaves and elderly, heretic.
Wrote Trojan Women- 1
- Wrote The Love Suicides at Sonezaki
founder of the most taught acting technique in the U.S. -> The Magic If,
playing the given circumstances, psychophysical action, emotional recall
The Living Theatre, challenged traditional dramatic structures, spare
technical aspects, inspired much of avant-garde theatre that followed
La Mama E.T.C.- home of the young independent artists of the 60s, new
and culturally diverse work
the author of the play who provides written stage directions and dialogue
spoken by characters that cuminates into a story, incident, or event in theatrical form.
Often take ideas from pre-existing stories, observed incidence, news clipping, visual