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Theatre 2100 Week 3

by: Sean Bhatnagar

Theatre 2100 Week 3 THEATRE 2100 – 0010

Sean Bhatnagar
GPA 2.03
Introduction to Theatre
Melissa Lee

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sean Bhatnagar on Friday September 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THEATRE 2100 – 0010 at Ohio State University taught by Melissa Lee in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 57 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre in Theatre at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 09/11/15
Theatre 2100 Week 3 The 6 Cultural Functions of Theatre Know these Ritual Educann Economic Propaganda Entertainment Social Action Aristotle39s 6 Elements of Drama Plot Character Thought theme Diction Language Music Spectacle Plot is the selection and arrangement of incidents or events in a play The structure and sequencing of the action unfolding Pot is not the same as Story Story is a narrative usually tod chronologically where plot is selections of events in a speci c order to unfold the action drama 3 Types of Pot Cimactic Episodic Circular Climactic Beginning Situation Inciting ncidentRising ActionPlot complicationsCimax Very topFaling Action Resolution at very bottom Beginning Situation The who what where when and Why We have expectations Inciting ncident Something happens that usually wouldn39t happen during this day Creates the con ict It upsets the equilibrium After Resolution there is a quotnew normalquot There is a new balance but it is not the same world Theatre Spaces and Stage Configurations Space is really important in theatre expenence Proscenium Arch Type of arch over the stage Proscenium line The space in front of where the curtain falls Broadway has a lot ofthese What does this do Grounds eye view it is a rectangle Where the audience sits is called the House It creates a picture frame effect It also hides all the machinery Thrust Stage Audience surrounds stage action on 3 sides The stage thrusts out into the audience Ex Greek Amphitheatre Amphi means quoton both sidesquot Audience can see the play and each other A tighter sense of community There are lack of places to hide things during the play everything is more exposed Theatre in the round Arena Vomitoria A passageway where the actors come through Traverse alley stage It has 2 sides of an audience What they use in runway shows Black box theatre A smaller space with a lot of exibility You can set it however you want ReadReviewed Bacchae and A Midnight Summer39s Dream


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