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Theater Exam 1 notes - weeks 1 and 2

by: Mikaela Harrison

Theater Exam 1 notes - weeks 1 and 2 Thea 1342

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Here are my lecture notes for THEA 1342! Hope they help.
Theatre and Film Appreciation
Natalie Gaupp
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mikaela Harrison on Tuesday February 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Thea 1342 at University of Texas at Arlington taught by Natalie Gaupp in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 87 views. For similar materials see Theatre and Film Appreciation in Art at University of Texas at Arlington.


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Date Created: 02/02/16
Ancient Greece 0 First place historians can really pinpoint performance theater to 0 Greek theater history began as festivals that honored their gods Major Playwrights of this time wrote tragedies in the form we know today 0 Aeschylus Euripides Sophocles 0 Aristophanes l wrote comedy not as famous Aristotle 0 quotGolden rules for theaterquot came up with them and people still hold to them 0 I what makes for important creative writing what makes for an effective stage play 6 elements that a play needs to have to be successful Exposition storyline some sort of a human experience what s the message of the story any form of communication more than just printed language ex sign lang literal or simply the rhythm of the speech Shakespeare l iambic pentameter esthetics of the play large or small production costumes setting l 60K dress 0 Start the play w this the audience needs to know the back story who s related to who or how is the past effecting what s happening right now in the play 0 First 10 pages 1215 minutes C Incident 0 That 1 thing that has to happen early on in the play that makes the play go down the pathway is speci cally goes down EX Hamlet l Hamlet s dad died and his uncle takes over and marries his motherHamlet then nds out his uncle killed his father l revenge Rising action 0 Fuels us to the point where we understand he con ict of the play lm l the protagonist who has to solve the issue who this is and what their problem is in the play Crisis trigger action 0 Climax of the play or lm always triggered by some type of event quotAH HA Momentquot Special effects introduced by the Romans l ex trap doors elevated stage Thespis 1st celebrity actor l peopleaudiences loved him Vocabulary Satyr used satire ex making fun of politicians who have big egos they would lay it quotall out there and say whatever the heck they wanted to say we don t have a full satyr play but only pieces had questionable content joking about sexuality half goathalf man said these things while made it easier for people to accept it because he was already so absurd they expected it Deis ex machina gods came down and helped solve problem sometimes they were unbelievable Theaters could only sell 20 of seating because tickets were so expensive people wanted to see people die people probably were eaten alive by lions but not to the scale we think about


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