Drama 115 Exam 1 Study Guide

Drama 115 Exam 1 Study Guide - Exam One Topic Outline and...

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Exam One Topic Outline and Vocabulary List Review plays and notes for an overview of the following: Plays: Basics of plot, character and themes, especially scenes and speeches discussed in class-- Antigone Lysistrata A Midsummer Night’s Dream Life is a Dream Topics Qualities of Theatre Aristotle’s Elements of Drama Theatre Architecture to Date Basic Cultural Contexts to Date Literary and Performance Conventions of Greek, English Renaissance and Spanish RenaissanceTheatre Dramaturgical Features of Playwrights to Date Principles of Comedy Film Screenings (as examples of what?) All Vocabulary PRC Productions of Well and The Glass Menagerie Vocabulary: Exam One Akropolis- the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon. allegory- a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another. amphitheatre- an oval or round building with tiers of seats around a central open area, as those used in ancient Rome for gladiatorial contests. Apollo- the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis Aristotle - 384–322 b.c., Greek philosopher: pupil of Plato; tutor of Alexander the Great. aside- a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience. Athena- the virgin deity of the ancient Greeks worshiped as the goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare. At her birth she sprang forth fully armed from the head of her father, Zeus. autos sacramentales- are a form of dramatic literature which is peculiar to Spain, though in some respects similar in character to the old Morality plays of England. blank verse- unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse. catharsis- The term in drama refers to a sudden emotional climax that evokes
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overwhelming feelings of great sorrow, pity, laughter or any other extreme change in emotion, resulting in restoration, renewal and revitalization in members of the audience. Using the term "catharsis" to refer to a form of emotional cleansing was first done by the Greek philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics City Dionysia- a large religious festival in ancient Athens in honor of the god Dionysus, the central event of which was the performance of tragedies and, since 487 BC, comedies. climactic structure-
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