Intro to Theatre: 6 Elements of Theatre
Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Song/Melody, and Spectacle
Plot (mythos): The most important thing.
Must be a whole with a new beginning, middle, and end
-The beginning (inciting incident) must begin the cause an
Oedipus Rex Review
Who wrote Oedipus Rex? Sophocles (BCE)
Where did Oedipus send Kreon at the beginning of the play? Delphi (Site of the
oracle, under Apollo)
What news does Kreon deliver to Oedipus? The people must leaves thebes unless
they find the k
Intro to Theatre Spring 2014
Exam 2 Review Guide
Readings from the textbook: Jacobus The Bedford Compact Introduction to
The Renaisance: Pages 154 169
Follows the Middle Ages (14th century the 17th centuries)
A Midsummer Nights Dream Review
Who is chosen to play the lion in the craftsmens play? Snug
Which of the young Athenians does the love potion first affect? Lysander
Which man does Hermias father want her to marry? Demetrius
Where do Lysander and Hermia pl
Intro to Theatre
Point of Attack: The point of attack is that first thing the audience will see or hear as the
Late point of attack: is generally a reaction to an event that has already occurred, or to
an outcome that is immin
Theatre Role Review
Types of Theatre
o Commercial vs. Non-profit
o Presenting Houses vs. Producing Houses
Types of Stages:
Arena stage or theatre in the round
Audience sits on all four sides of the stage. Actors enter
down the same aisles the audience uses
This stage works well with an intimate feel, a smaller
cast, and a limited number of set pieces.
The Rising of the Moon Review
Who wrote The Rising of the Moon? Lady Gregory (1852 1932)
Where does the action of the play take place? Side of the quay in the seaport town.
What is the inciting action of Rising of the moon?
What do the policeman fear from
1. Grand Drape: The curtain that covers the opening of the proscenium arch.
2. Traveler: Any drapery that moves or opens horizontally.
3. Teaser: A short, horizontal drape used for masking the flies and lighting.
4. Border: A horizontal drape
Romeo and Juliet Review
To which city does Romeo go after being exiled from Verona? Mantua
Why is Romeo exiled? Killing Tybalt
Who performs Romeo and Juliets marriage? Fiar Lawrence
Who is the fairy that Mercutio says visits Romeo in dreams? Queen Mob