seeing place (theatron), parados (exit/entrance ramps), skene
What was an important part of Greek costumes?
What were most Greek plays based on?
mythic sources, specifically 2 epics Illiad and Odyssey
What God was the major Greek festival in honor of?
What did the Dionysus festival make important?
How many playwrights took part in the Dionysus festival?
How many plays did each playwright write in honor of the festival?
4 (3 comedies and 1 satir (comedy))
What did Greek theatre and Elizabethian theatre have in common?
no women were allowed on stage
Where was the Elizabethian theatre located?
How many seating areas did the Elizabethian theatre have?
3 (pit-where stand, gallery-benches, box-wealthy)
What were the main theaters during Shakespeare's time?
the Globe, the Rose, the Bear Garden, the Swan
What was Shakespeare's last play?
What were the 3 focuses of the opening scene in theatre?
situation, relationship, desires
What is the differences between life and stage?
large than life (exaggerated), audience (always observed), doubling (actor plays 2+ characters)
What are the genres of Shakespeare's plays?
tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances
What is an example of a Shakespeare comedy?
Midsummer Night's Dream
What is an example of a Shakespeare tragedy?
Romeo and Juliet
What is an example of a Shakespeare history?
What is an example of a Shakespeare romance?
What theaters today still wear masks?
Japanese, Asian theatre (heavy makeup)
What are two forms of dramatic structure?
What is an example of a play with a climactic structure?
What is typically associated with climactic structure? Plays?
late point of attack, plot beings late (Oedipus); few actors, few locations (Ibsen, Chekhof), single plot, maybe one subplot
What is typically associated with episodic structure?
large cast, longer time span, may locations, several plots
What two things are associated with film that cannot be displayed easily on stage?
flashback and exposition stage
What are common part of an Elizabethian theater?
platform stage or thrust or 3/4 stage, tiring house, inner-above balconey scenes
What is Stanislavski known for?
founded the Moscow Art Theatre, developed the concentration factor (acting training theory of method-actors focus on themselves and those surrounding them in scenes, need to relax, every character has an objective-keep it in mind)