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Greek Theatre Chapter 4 Terms and Dates: Dionysus Thespian Satyr play Theatron Skene Supernumeraries Parabasis Greek

Comedy Aristophanes Parados 534 B.C. - first record of a theatrical event in Athens (the establishment) 50 years after tragedy (Prior to 500 B.C.) Comedy becomes part of the Dionysian festival Short Answers: How many festivals were held in honor of Dionysus each year? What are several functions of the chorus in Greek drama? What was Greek Comedy usually concerned with? Why is there usually short comedy plays after each tragic play? Do you think this is a good idea? Italian Renaissance and French Traditions Chapter 5 Terms and Dates: Commedia dell'arte

Stock characters Improvisation Carlo Goldoni Zanni Dottore Pantalone Capitano Decorum Moliere 1575-1650: commedia was most vigorous and popular. 1658-1673: when Moliere performed in Paris 1660-1700: a period referred to as the Restoration, which was noted for its comedy of manners, which focused on the amoral behavior and witty verbal exchanges of the rich and idle upper class. Short Answer: Describe the lovers, masters and servants' roles of commedia's stock characters. How is The Servant of Two Masters a commedia? What are the principles that make up the neoclassical ideal? How are French and Elizabethan acting companies similar? Descibe the acts used to show Tartuffe's nature. Why are there two? Elizabethan Theatre Chapter 5 Terms and Dates: The Globe Theatre William Shakespeare

Hamlet Proscenium Intermezzi Opera Renaissance Box/Pit/Gallery Short Answers: Explain the difference between Shakespeare and Molieres work. Where does Elizabethan theatre originate from? Why? How long did it last for? How has set design and scene effects evolved since the 16thcentury? Decentralization, Subsidization, and Contemporary Theatre Chapter 8 and 9 Terms and Dates: Arthur Miller Tennessee Williams Caryl Churchill Albert Camus Samuel Beckett The Living Theatre Jerzy Grotowski Joseph Chailkin Laterna Magika Postmodernism 1947: Robert Lewis, Elia Kazan, and Cheryl Crawford (past members of the Group Theatre) founded the Actors Studio in New York.

1965: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established. 1946: The Living Theatre was founded by Judith Malina and Julian Black. 1968: The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) was founded by Douglas Turner Ward. Short Answer: What was the intent or premise of the Actors Studio? What are the four environmental theatre blend categories treated as distinct during performances? In terms of diversity, what were the changes that were occurring because of contemporary theatre? How did the American Post War Theatre differ from that of the Post War European Theatre? Why was Postwar Britain different than Continental European countries? Theatrical Space and Production Design Chapter 11 Terms and Dates: Proscenium-Arch Stage Thrust Stage Arena Stage Flexible Space Scene Shop Greenroom Property Room/shop Apron/Forestage Fly System

Auxiliary Spaces Short Answer: What are 3 basic characteristics of any theatrical space that influence audience response and the way production elements are used? What are some techniques productions have used to make the audience a part of the production? What do designers look for while reading a play they are to work on? How does the theatre space affect ones thoughts on a play even before the show begins? Which type of stage is more likely to make the audience feel more involved in the performance? Directing Chapter 13 Terms and Dates: Producer producers have the financial and managerial tasks of making productions available to the public. Production concept sometimes called the directorial concept; a metaphor, dominant idea, or set of conventions used by a director to shape a production also referred to as an interpretational focus. Director- concerned with the artistic aspects of the production. Open Call an audition procedure, purportedly allows all of those interested to audition. Cold readings an audition method, directors try to evaluate the actor's flexibility and quickness in assimilating directions. Movement- the directors most powerful means of

expression that gives emphasis, defines mood, clarifies the situation, and indicates dramatic style. Rehearsal- are typically at a large place, but do not accurately portray the performance, therefore, directors must rely on imagination during rehearsal. Short Answers: What are some of the responsibilities of producers besides putting together the show? What is the difference between "open" call auditions and "closed" call auditions? As a rule, what three things are not available until the final days of rehearsal. Romanticism to Realism and Acting Chapter 6 & 14 Terms/Dates: Romanticism Melodrama Monte Cristo Realism Charles Darwin Naturalism Henrik Ibsen Emile Zola Georg II, Duke of Saxe- Meiningen Konstantin Stanislavsky Emotional memory Short Answer: What are Stanislavsky's basic premises for acting?

Describe the differences between Naturalism and Realism. Scene, Light and Sound Design Questionnaire/Study Guide Chapter 15 and 17 Terms and Dates: Flat Screens Framed units Cyclorama Scrim Drops Draperies Wagon scene shifting Turntable stage Elevator stage Short Answer: What are the four controllable qualities of light? A. Intensity, distribution, color, and movement. What are the four main functions of sound? Evoke mood or atmosphere, reinforce the action, reinforce the performers voices, and to support the productions style or comments of action. How many colors is the visible light spectrum divided into? A. 7 In what four ways does lighting reinforce action? A. By reflecting the dominant feeling of each scene, the changes in mood, time, and atmosphere.