THEA TECH Study Guide Exam 1 CH. 3
THEA TECH Study Guide Exam 1 CH. 3 THEA2310-001
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Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 3: A Brief History of Theatre Architecture and Stage Technology Greek Theatre Theatre @ Greek Ampitheatre: Theatron Delphi o Where the patrons would sit o Holds thousands of people Amazing o Usually built into a hillside Altar Orchestra Parodos o Entrances and exits for the Greek chorus Skene Paraskenia Greek Theatre Machinery Eccyclema o No violence was allowed to happen in front of an audience; all took place ‘off’ stage o Wheeled wagon used for dead bodies, thrones, or things that couldn’t be moved on their own Pinakes o Moveable flats that had scenery painted on it o Behind the periaktoi Periaktoi o 3 sided tall columns; each side had different painted scenes Macchina Roman Theatre The Theatre Building Cavea Scaenae Frons Coliseum Machinery Periaktoi Auleum o Curtains Siparium Elevators, ramps, and moving platforms The Dark Ages No theatre Church ‘banned’ the theatre because it wasn’t Christian in origin A majority of people weren’t able to read during this time period o How do people get tot learn about the world of God without being able to read? The Middle Ages & Medieval Theatre Pageant Wagons Actors teaching people the word of God Actor troops Turned into a huge ordeal with festivals and such Mansions Platea Different structures to represent major places in the Bible like Heaven, Hell, and the places in between The Renaissance New Theatres based on the classical forms Teatro Olympico Indoors o First theatre of its kind because now there could be plays in all kinds of weather o Roof All built Elliptical Seating from o Better sight lines Forced perspective o Scaenae Frons o Different illusion of depth Raked Stage Oil lamp lighting o Show at anytime of the day Stock Sets Drops o Comic, tragic, satyric scenes The Elizabethan Stage Globe Theatre Open air o No roof but there were covered areas Seating o Pit, galleries, private boxes Private boxes showed society who was wealthy and who paid for the theatre Often not the best seating to see the show, but they were seated where the rest of the audience could see them o Queen had a private box Late 17 -19 Century Theatre Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Fl o Taken piece by piece from Scotland Wing & Border o Used with a raked stage Drottingholm o Norway o Pole and Chariot o Fly System Because there was a roof Opera was big at this time The Changing Tides th Came with the change in acting style especially in the 19 century Naturalism Realism Little Theatre Movement Contemporary Theatres Proscenium o Can be traced all the way back to the Greeks Arena o Moveable seating Thrust o Tom Patterson Theatre Hybrid o Izenhour Theatre Found Spaces Modular Theater IMAGES: Parts of the Greek Theatre with Labels Periaktoi Machina Eccyclema Pinakes Cavea Coliseum Pageant Wagons Mansions Teatro Olympico Forced Perspective Raked Stage Globe Theatre Drottingholm Pole and Chariot System Proscenium Arch Arena Thrust Stage Chapter 3 VOCAB: Proscenium, thrust, arena, Greek Theatre, Roman Theatre, theatron, orchestra, skene, paraskenia, proskenium, eccyclema, periaktoi, machina, pinakes, scaenae frons, velum, siparium, Colosseum, pageant wagons, mansions, secrets, Teatro Olympico, forced perspective, raked stage, drops, stock sets, comic scene, tragic scene, satyric scene, Globe Theatre, pit, inner below, inner above, wings, apron, borders, Japanese Kabuki theatre, elevator traps, elevator stages, revolving stages, concentric revolving stages, William Murdock, Thomas Drummond, Thomas Edison, borderlights, winglights, tungsten-halogen (T-H) lamp, George Izenour
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