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Eccyclema

In classical Greece, a machine used to thrust objects or people(often dead) from inside the skene into view of the audience

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Eclectic(ism)

Gathering of materials from many sources ; popularity, a mixture of styles and methods. In twentieth- century theatre, the idea that each play calls forth it's own production style

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Emblem

A device (usually) an object or picture of an object) used as an identifying mark; something that stands for something else. In the Middle Ages, a key stood for St. Peter

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Ensemble

A performing group

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Environment

The visual and spatial surrounding of the play, influenced by such matters as mood and visual meanings.

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Exposition

Necessary information about prior events, or part of a play given over to communicating such information; because it is a "telling" and not an enacting of narrative, it is usually non dramatic

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Expressionism

A style of theatre popular in Europe after World War 1 and typified by symbolic presentation of meaning, often as viewed from the standpoint of the main character

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Farce

Form of comedy "stuffed" with laugher

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Festivals

In Greece, religious worship took place in private at major public festivals

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Flatt

A structure on which scenery is painted, consisting if wooden frame and canvas

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Focus

The point or object that draws the eye of the audience to the stage picture

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Foil

A minor character intended to set off another character through contrast

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Forest age

That level part of the stage in front of the scenery