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Theatre 241 Final Study Guide

by: Tonisha Hurd

Theatre 241 Final Study Guide THEA241010

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Western Theatre: Live on Stage
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Tonisha Hurd on Tuesday May 10, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to THEA241010 at University of Delaware taught by Carlsen,Allan in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 107 views.


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Theatre 241 Study Guide Final Exam 19 thCentury Charles Darwin - Origin of Species (1859) Karl Marx -Das Kapital (1867) Sigmund Freud -Interpretation of dreams (1899) 18 thinto 19 thCentury  Built on the innovations of the 18 century  Paved the way for modern theatre  England and France were mercantile powers Theatre and Colonial America -Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony  Calvinism = Profit  Theatre= Immoral  Work = Moral  Bible= Honest  Theatre as idleness = The devil  Lying= Agents of the devil  Actors= prostitutes and gamblers -First theatre is in Williamsburg, VA in 1716 -Calvinist strain of Protestantism  Profit = Smiled upon by God  If business made money that was a good thing American Theatre -The Black Crook (1866)  Musical  First book musical (with French)  Ballet troupe in melodrama  475 Consecutive performances  3200 seat in Niblos Garden on Broadway  Made over one million dollars -Americans loved  Burlesque, minstrel shows, jugglers, animal acts, and Ballard opera  Light opera, operettas, circus  Wild west -Theatre as profit  Joseph Jefferson Born in Philly to stage parents Believed theatre should make money  Our American Cousin (1858) Follows ASA Trenchard -First Modern Theatres  Chestnut St. Theatre Philadelphia (1816) Completely gas lit theater  Booth Theatre NYC (1869) Built by Edwin Booth Modern Orchestra Area Balcony seats and individual armchairs Western Theatre: The beginning of Broadway Give my regards to Broadway By: Florence Ziegfeld All the gang at 42 ndstreet By: George M. Cohan American Playwrights Eugene O’Neil  Characters on the fringe  Family  Nobel Laureate in literature  Four Pulitzers  Long Day’s Journey, Moon for Misbegotten  Fan of Ibsen and realism Tennessee Williams  Family and Southern Gothic  The Glass Menagerie (1944)  Street Car named Desire (1947)  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)  Two Pulitzers Arthur Miller (1915-2005)  Family, unjust system, misplaced values, and power run amok  Death of a Salesman (1949  The Crucible (1953)  A view from over the bridge (1955)  One Pulitzer Prize  Married Marilyn Monroe August Wilson (1945-2005)  The Black American Shakespeare  The Pittsburgh Cycle (10 plays)  Fences (1987)  Piano Lesson (1990)  Two Pulitzers David Mamet (1947-)  Masculinity and “Mamet Speak”  American Buffalo (1975)  Glengarry Glen Ross (1984)  Master of realism Edward Albee  Theatre of the absurd  The zoo story (1858)  Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf (1961)  Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1966)  Family  3.5 Pulitzers Theatre of the absurd Playwrights  Eugene Ionesco  Samuel Beckett  Edward Albee  Harold Pintor The Origins  Roots in Shakespeare  Existentialism  Tragic Comedy


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