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Why can every person be considered a playwright

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10.Why can every person be considered a playwright? 11.Where are the most important new plays been originally presented? 12.What is a developmental theatre company a theatre company whose mission is to produce new plays, readings, and workshops by new and emerging playwrights. to "develop" new work. 13.Why is playwright spelled that way? 14.What is at the core of every play? 15.How do the terms continuous and linear apply to play structure? A play in which events are connected to each other in a strict, chronological, cause-effect continuity, and in which dramatic experience attempts to convey a lifelike progression is continuous in structure and linear in chronology. 16.How does the term compression apply to playwriting? 17.What aspects of a play cannot be written at all?A character’s improvisational behavior 18.What is the advantage of the proscenium stage? 19.The various stage formats (proscenium, arena, thrust, black box) and the advantages of each Proscenium – concealed backstage, arch frames the action, created to show off elegant settings , Arena – the action is surrounded
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Thrust – unencumbered acting space, varied viewing perspective Black Box – simple space the actors and audience can enter and exit from all four sides, hat adapts to a variety of staging styles, experimental atmosphere
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