Magnetism, Presence, Charsima
tõsine, traagiline ooper
the theatre of dionysus?
Native AmericanYankee-Davey CrockettBowery boy- fire fighters, \t\twould beat each other up to see who would get to put out the fire
|Duke of Saxe-Meiningen||
-Partnership Directing Approach
historically accurate sets and costumes
collections of medieval religious plays
natural sounds and background
species of the character
small chapter of an overall story/chapter
|Comedy of Character||
Merry Wives of Winster
Thransform people through aesthetic explorations.
Use improv and collective creation.
Ex: Terminal is an open theatre script.
1576-1598, built by james burbage(lord chamberlans actor), formerly thought to be the first theatre in england, leading playwright was shakespear, richard burbage was leading actor
|What were his playmates called?||
Responsible for all live/recorded sound needed for production and sound equipment
|Thomas Lenire Williams||
Tennessee Williams real name
|always the good guy, central character. Always have character flaws.||
miserly da cheap greedy big nose
A popular Japanese theatre form that began in the sixteenth century; highly stylized with elaborate action , exaggerated gestures and speech patterns, and magnificent costumes, makeup, and wigs.
a character whos personality are in sharp contrast of those of another. (patient; impatient)
the doctor of lawyer in commedia dell'arte
Beauty Queen of Leenane
A Skull in Connemare
The Lonesome West
The Pillow Man (2003)
three tragedies in Greek drama written by the same playwright and presented in a single day, usually connected by story or thematic concerns
allegorical religious plays about the human stuggle with good and evil
a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway
Vaudeville variety show
-one actor + one chorus= early tragedy
-three great writers- Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes
• Heroes and heroines are extraordinary in some way; larger than life
• Kings, queens, bishops, members of the nobility, or other figures clearly marked as holding a special place
• Dramatists depict extraordinary characters as men and women at their best or worst
• Comic characters can also be extremes
• Characters may be extraordinary because of their exceptional personalities or achievements
• Some combine extreme virtue and extreme vice
|• A Personality Actor usually plays only one character. Who?||
Front curtain in prscenium theatre used to hide things, or to indicate beginning and ending of acts or scenes.
The person who coordinates, achedules and engineers all the technical elements of a production.
emphasizes the life of the mind and feelings rather than the realistic external details of everyday life
Both a particular area of New York (the theatre district bordered by 41st to 54th streets and sixth to ninth avenues) and the size of the house in New York commercial theatre (some broadway theatres seat as many as 1,800 patrons). one Broadway theatre, the Vivian Beaumont, is housed at lincoln center on 65th street.
|in aristotle's description of how tragedy works, he says good tragedies arouse which two emotions?||
pity and fear
|What is circular structure?||
sense of continuation in plot
a scene performed by one actor who speaks his or her thoughts out loud.
danced with Graham and then became even more bizarre...
An abstract concept which part or all the play is "about". Not what a play means, nor the expression of theme the "purpose" of the play. A result emerging from a script's workings.
|The Theatre (1576)||
-first permanent theatre building in London
-Built by James Burbage
-Lord Chamberlain's Men
- from Japan
- post modern approach for contemporary presentational acting
form of attack on the follies or institutionalized vices of a particular society
|England Civil War||
1642-1649, Charles I Removed by Puritans and beheaded, 11 years, a commonwealth governed by Oliver Cromwell, 1648- all theatres pulled down reopened 1660...1642- Parliament closes theatres...Oliver dies in 1658 and Charles II comes back from France in 1660 to assume the monarchy and thus the Restoration 1660-1700.
An inner flaw that hampers a character's good judgment and leads the character to make unfortunate choices.
A guise, whether created of wood or make up, that alters the actors face
A scene presented on stage by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture
the audience looks at the other three walls of a room
a sign a token or an enbelm that signifies something else
the group of people working on set construction, props, lighting , sounds, costumes, and makeup
|Final dress rehearsal||
the last rehearsal before an audience is invited
|Lighting Plot (9)||
A detailed drawing that show the location of each lighting instrument on the hanging grid, where its light will be focused, its type, wattage and the circuity needed, and its color
|emerged from the stigma and the church realized that theatre was a way to spread the Gospel.||
Set rhythm of verse in which there is a stress on each second syllable and five stresses per line (see also blank verse).
When you study a play, you dissect or conduct what?
a german nun who read and adapted the plays of the roman playwright terence
|Raisin in the Sun||
Most Important Black Play of 20th Century – Lorraine
Hansbury’s Raisin in the Sun (1959) Directed by Lloyd
First Black Director on Broadway went on to chair Yale
|5 Things found on an actor's resume||
1. Personal Information
2. Union Affiliation
3. Roles and Plays
5. Education and Training
6. Special Skills
|Government Funding (2)||
The money spent each year on the arts by federal, state and local governments
|What is the theatre of cruelty?||
France. it attempted to assault the audience making them feel rather than think.
| Prose vs. verse||
prose is language similar to everyday speech while verse is heightened language that may have rhyme scheme or just a specific rhythm
|____ established the modern unit set:||
Edward Gordon Craig; a lot of set pieces that you can configure/move around for different plays
|who was irving berlin? when did he die? at what age||
he sang a lot of americas popular music such as white christmas, god bless america, easter parade, no biz like show biz, alexanders rag time band, swanee rive, died 101 in 1989. his dad was a cantor and he's a russian jew