Reduced role of chorus o Recognizable settings and characters o Domestic

Reduced role of chorus o recognizable settings and

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Reduced role of chorus o Recognizable settings and characters o Domestic situations
o Stock characters: flat representation of a stereotype of a person o Luck and faith o Peevish man, fisherman, grouch, slave, soldier o Tv sitcoms is the legacy of new comedy Farce o Extreme physical humore Action over thought o Called "slapstick" o Three stooges Satire o Thought over action o Extreme intellectual humor o Ridicule/mockery to criticize hypocrisy and expose vice o Fueled my moral outrage o Is from old comedy o SNL and Jon Stewart's Daily Show Tools of comedy o Surprise o Exaggeration o Violence o Incongruity -children swearing o Mistaken identity- switching gender roles o Scatology: fart jokes, farting, bodily functions o Repetition (triple) rhythm of joke Setup-preparation phase Feed- builds anticipation Punchline-payoff Lysistrata o Persuades women to go sex strike to stop Peloponnesian war o Men try to burn women down and they stop it with water o Women dressed magistrate (there to collect money for war) up in their clothes o Lysistrata appears with her naked maid named peace o Lysistrata gives the women back to their men 10.2 Musical Only truly original form of American theatre Book musical: o Book=libretto(Script) o Music +lyrics=score Music is one of Aristotle's 6 parts of a play Songs advance the plot and develop character Antecedents to musical Closely related to opera (means work in Italian) and opertta o Every part of performance is sung o Heavy serious dramatic subjects like tragedy Opertta: light operas
o Shorter o Spoken dialogue and singing o Romantic/light stories with fantasy o Amuse Variety (Saloons), vaudeville, minstrel: comprised of a series of acts for entertainment Melodrama: means song play o Underscores emotional landscape of drama o Only instrumental music 1866: The black crook: the first musical (melodrama) A Parisian ballet town was in NY at the same time that black crook was supposed to perform but the theatre they were supposed to perform at burned down So the ballet town performed with the black crook play and this gave birth to the American music o Crook in the title means crooked back o Black means evil as in black magic In Dahomy (1903) o First full length musical written at performed at a Broadway theatre written by a group of African Americans o Story of African Americans who find a pot of gold and move to Africa to become rulers o Used ragtime- popular dance Distinguishes the book musical from other forms like opera and operetta Show boat (1927) Jerome kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics and book) o Firmly established theatrical form of American musical o Based off of edna furber's famous novel o Dock workers on a Mississippi show boat o Julie= mulatto and married to a white man. She has light skin but was still considered completely black because she had at least 1 black ancestor o miscegenation: mixing of races was against the wall o

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