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Unformatted text preview: time period of the play? hat was the religious, social, and political climate
of the play?
of hat was the religious, social and political climate
when the play was written?
when Practical Considerations
hat are the mechanical requirements, such
as the number of doors needed for exits?
hat are the budgetary limitations?
hat are the deadlines?
hat are the physical limitations of the stage? Types of Stages
Types of Stages Proscenium Arch Thrust Stage Theatre in the Round Black box Environmental Theatre Apron, or lip Fly system Borders and wings Proscenium
Arena Theatre Terminology
Theatre Terminology Apron, or lip Fly system and battens Light grid Borders and wings Upstage and downstage House Style
ow an artist imitates reality
ased on the artist’s understanding of truth
irst mentioned by Plato – teacher of Aristotle He called it “mimesis” – meaning imitation of reality
“mimesis” There is a difference between seeing people walking
There about in the courtyard and people up on stage.
about Theatrical Styles
Theatrical Styles Realism Simplified or suggested realism
Selective realism Naturalism Expressionism Surrealism Symbolism Objective Reality
Objective Reality Realism
Realism Most familiar to us
Became popular in the late 19th century
Has its roots in science – arose out of the philosophy of
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2013 for the course THEATRE 4414 taught by Professor Web during the Fall '12 term at Virginia Union.
- Fall '12