Theater Appreciation THEA 1206
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Date Created: 10/03/15
Theatre Review Unit 2 Vocabulary Play plan for production text includes dialogue and stage directions Dialogue text for play that is licensed lines must be read as they are written Stage Directions text for play that can be changed Plot organization of the action gives play unity Structure same as plot Linear Structure events progress forward in time Causal Structure one event causes the next Point of Attack how far from the climax the story telling begins Early POA episodic type play Exposition description of events that came before the point of attack Conflict man vs man man vs himself man vs nature ect Often more than one within a play Inciting Incident what set everything in motion argument Always clear early Rising Action tensions rise things are heating up Climax the ultimate realization of the conflict Falling Action the result Post Structuralism no strict story disparate images and ideas video we watched in class with snape Metatheatre theatre that comments on itself Character a fictional person who performs an action Protagonist who the play is focused on Thought theme or message ideas in a play Language a playwright s choice of words Prose everyday speech Blank Verse used rhythm not rhyme elevates language without sounding sing song Verse rhyming language used in play within play seagull or lyrical moments spells lambic Pentameter stress on each second syllable and five stresses per line Monologue when a character speaks for a long time Soliloquy speech made alone or other characters not supposed to hear the speech Aside any commentary made directly to the audience Magnitude importance of issues in play Catharsis emotional release experienced by audience makes tragedy popular Comedy the lack of empathy and emotional response Farce broad physical comedy slapstick used in situation comedy NeoClassicism movement of art and literature in the 16 h century based on ancient Greek and Roman art and literature Verisimilitude the appearance of truth Elements of a Play Plot Character Thought Spectacle Music Language Major Genres Tragedy 0 Serious end unhappily play on emotions of pity and fear 0 Magnitude created by use of social class the issues and ethical choices within the play 0 Popular because of catharsis teaching value and strength of character Comedy 0 Lack of empathy and emotional response 0 Basically humorous happy ending objective involves low stakes o Allows a complete escape ridicule of human frailty and reinforcement of social norms Tragicomedy o quotDramady comic and tragic mixed 0 Serious action but happy ending 0 Problem plays 0 Mixed tone Melodrama o All about the action 0 Important discovery and reversal spectacular climax use action and suspense o Morality clear conflict between good and evil poetic justice not all playsfit neatly into one genre Subtypes of Comedy Situation Comedy 0 Humor of the situation the character finds themselves in o Often has lowly main character 0 Farce Comedy of Character 0 Driven by its major figure Comedy of Idea 0 Focused on a thought explores an issue by making fun of it Comedy of Manner o Explores behaviors of a specific culture most often upper class Romantic Comedy 0 End up feeling of wellbeing uplift not necessarily laughter
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