Types of Theater

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Types of Theater Proscenium Arch Theater – “Picture Frame” Background Info Developed in Renaissance for attempting to present illusionistic theater Illusionistic Theater Theater that tries to give you an illusion of reality Arch hides the mechanics (scenery moving equipment) In Shakespearean theater, the word created the setting, so didn’t need arch Proscenium allowed for most elaborate scenery effects 4 th Wall Theater Remove one wall to give idea that audience is peeking into private space & Allows for most scenery, used for realistic theater Chariot & Pole System Italian scenic device that made illusionistic theater possible th -19 th centuries to move scenery Used in 18 th century Drottningholm Theater th century plays Arena Oldest type (configuration) Circle = natural configuration Before Greek theater was put on stage, people prob. Gathered around a ritual
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Theaterappreciate/understanding during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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