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What did Aristotle mean by "pity and fear " when watching a tragedy?

Pity the hero fear for themselves

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Catharsis

Purging of emotion

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Name of the essay Aristotle wrote that discussed theatre

The poetics

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3 unities

Time- 24hrs
Place- location
Action- 1 plot

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3 levels of comedy

High- verbal
Low- physical
Situational- domestic

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Tragicomedy

Serious topics that provoke laughter & express the lack of coherent values in the world

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Melodrama

Action-adventure good versus evil

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Realism

Real true to life

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Passion plays

Plays about the crucifixion of Christ

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Neoclassicism

Went back to Aristotle's ideas

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Was violent shown on stage in ancient Greek theater

No

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Was it the Greeks or the Romans who perform theater as a religious ritual

The Greeks worshiped Dionysus

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For major ancient Greek playwrights

Sophocles
Euripides
Aristophanes
Aeschylus

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When was the Elizabethan era

Late 1500s to early 1600s

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What might have you seen if you attended theater during the Elizabethan era

No women
groundlings
and three tiered seating

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When was Shakespeare writing

Late 1500s to early 1600s

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What is an arena stage

Seating on all sides

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What is the raked stage

Popular in the Renaissance
tilted stage
slanted towards audience

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What is a thrust stage

Three side seating

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What is the green room

Relaxation room for actors

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Identify different stage directions

Upstate right
upstage center
upstage left
stage right
centerstage
stage left
downstage right
down stage center
downstage left

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Continental seating versus American seating what is the difference

American seating has Isles

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What are the wings of the stage area

Backstage sides

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What are the four major areas of design

Lighting sound costume scenery

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Producers job duties

Have to find investors

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Stage manager duties

Assist directors
records blocking
calls cues
assist with communications

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What does the director do

Come up with blocking
research
instructs actors

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Define blocking

To tell actors were to move

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When did the position of director develop in theater

Late 1800s

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What is a character actor

Plays old or unusual whirls

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How do you agents get paid

When they booked an actor work only get 10%

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What is actors equity Association

And actors union

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Who was Stanislavski

The founder of modern acting theory or training

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What is a linear play structure

Story told in order

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What is a nonlinear play structure

Story told out of order flashbacks etc.

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What are royalties

Fees paid to play rights to produce play

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Why was Showboat important to musical theater

It contained a strong plot

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What does a choreographer do

Comes up with dances

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What is a book musical

Everything serves to tell the story plot

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What was the show that begin the Golden age of musicals

Oklahoma

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How were early musicals different then shows during the Golden age of musicals

Early musicals contained songs and dances while the Golden age was family-friendly and based on book musicals

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What is one reason that theater is so expensive to produce

The actors technical musicians designers etc. the labor is costly

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What is one difference between commercial nonprofit theater

Commercial theater involves investors

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Can people who work at nonprofit organizations be paid

Yes
nonprofit examples:
schools libraries charities and YMCA

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Which type of theater has investors commercial or nonprofit

Commercial

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If you donate money to a nonprofit theater can you write it off on your income tax

Yes

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What is one difference between Broadway and off-off Broadway

Off off Broadway is a nonprofit

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Where do you nonprofit theaters get most of their money for operating expenses

Donations and grants

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Where did theater begin

Ancient Greece

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Why did theater stop during the dark ages

Religious reasons

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What does the term curtain mean in theater

What time the play starts or begins