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Terms:What do these terms mean and why are they significant? (Make sure you check the “Topics” section abovefor the major forms of theatre from each topic we’ve covered.""For example, Dada and Off-Broadway would both be terms as well.)Actos-by luiz valdez, suppose to inspire the audience to get into action, express feelings, what people are feelingAgitProp-emerged in russia, in America focuses on singlegroups of people- Agitation Propaganda- Living NewspaperAlienation Effect- the use of techniques designed to distance the audience from emotional involvement in the play through jolting reminders of the artificiality of the theatrical performance. Berolt brechtAstor Place Riot-embodiment of class division, first time us fired on citizens during time of peaceThe Black Crook- the first straight musical in 1866Blocking-where actors moveBook/Integrated Musical- part of the golden age of the American musical- emphasis on plot and character, the songs enhance plot and character developmentBurlesque- part of working class entertainmentConcept/Fragmented Musical-themes and ideas are primary, charcters and plot are developed as needed. Dark musicals, dark endings. Hair and assassins are examplesThe Cradle Will Rock- part of federal theatre project, by marc blitzstein, dealt with unions and problems with states in the us. Never happened for federal theatre example of agit propCult of Shakespeare- is a sociocultural phenomenon that can be defined as worship of Shakespeare and respect for him, as one of the greatest geniuses of humankind.Dime Museum- "institutions that were popular at the end ofthe 19th century in the"United States. Designed as centers for entertainment and moral education for the working class (lowbrow), the museums were distinctly different from upper-middle class' cultural eventsFord’s Theatre- place where linolcn was killedFourth Wall- theatrical convention from realism. Imaginary wall at the front of the stage Given & Imagined Circumstances- given circumstances are things/events/background playwright gives you and actors will use (given info) imagined is stuff actors add in and build up charactersGlobe Theatre & Reconstruction- done by same wandmaker, reconstructed the globe theatre using period construction techniquesGRID- gay related autoimmune disease—before aidsHumours- 4 different things inside of you made up of bodily fluids from medieval..bring out different emotions“Magic If”- way of getting into character that’s not stressful..”what would I do if I was in this situation” representational acting and stanislavskiMelodrama (& poetic justice)- the good guy gets good things, dealt with action, abduction, mistaken identitiesObjective-what the actor wants/what he/she is fighting for/ make it happenOff-Broadway (& Broadway!)- both take place in NYC, off-broadway holds 100-499 and broadway holds 500+Oklahoma!- beginning to book or integrated musical, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, every song and dance pushes forward plot and character developmentProduction Concept- serves as a foundation for the rest of the play: have the directors approach to the play, execution of central theme/idea- interpretation and unificationQuemQuaeritas- 965 ace, call and response situationRealism- response to realism came from social and economic disasterShakespeare Conspiracy-shakespeare didn’t existSocial Drama- theatre for social changeStage Yankee- stage character who is kind, hardworking,less intellectual. Ex- joey from friendsTactic-different strategies actors employ 10 of 12- for every 12 hours of rehearsing, actors are there for 10—ie food“Tragedy and the Common Man”-american theatre, created by Arthur miller, it used to tragedys only be aboutkings and he wanted people argued his can’t be a tragedybc it’s about a common man. Written in response to deathof a salesmanVaudeville- clean family entertainment, clean version of SNL- the elephant video clipBlue Man Group- example of outside in/presentational & conveys messages physicallyJohn Wilkes Booth- assisnated abe lincolnBertoltBrecht (& Berliner Ensemble)- pioneered epic theatre, wanted to distance audience emoitionallyChris Burden- “shoot” commisoned a friend to shoot him in his performanceCirque du Soleil- different spectacles, performance artFederal Theatre Project- Was the only national theatre country had, lasted 4 yearsEdwin Forrest- American actor, bowery box- most popular physical actor. Working classCoco Fusco & Guillermo Gómez-Peña- undiscovered Amerindians- just sat there and let people come take picturesGeorg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen- was the first actor, created crowd scenes, 3-d sets, and acting styles Gilbert & Sullivan- did the Mikado- part of operrettasHrosvitha- first woman playwright dramatist, a nunHenrikIbsen-wrote a doll’s house, father of realismBill Irwin-famous physical actor, “the clown prince”MoisésKaufman- was part of tectonic theatre company- the Laramie project, show similar to ana devir smith, dealt with matthew shepard’s murder, dramatizes ppl around situationWilliam Macready- English actor, upper classCameron Mackintosh-wrote big blockbuster shows- lesmiserables, phantom of the opera, miss Saigon, cats, modern marry poppinsChristopher Marlowe- wrote dr faustusDavid Merrick- the “abominable showman!” most hated on broadway, publicity stuntsArthur Miller- wrote death of a salesman, the cruicible, tragedy & common manEugene O’Neill- disturbing, struggling to maintain positive outlook on world. “Long days journey into night” dramatizes his famNEA4 (as individuals too)- individuals had fundings withdrawn from; Karen finley, holly hughes, john fleck, tim millerRodgers & Hammerstein- pioneered book or integrated musicals. Made Oklahoma!William Shakespeare- big part of renaissance- wrote 37-38 major plays. AnnaDeavereSmith- on the road a search for American character—she waits for big social events, goes to the site & talks to people and convinces them to let her use their words for a showStephen Sondheim- American composer, composed sweeny todd, Sunday in the park with George. Musical theatreAnnie Sprinkle- public cervix announcement- pornstar turned performance artistKonstantineStanislavski- inside-out or representation acting, pioneered science, redfined acting, creator of acting systemJulieTaymor-lion king, director of lion king, first female for tony award for directingRichard Wagner- gesamtkunsterk- was the master

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