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THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Noh, Gladiator, Christopher Marlowe

Test 3 Notes: Western Theatre History: We dont know when theatre started. (Unlike painting, theatre leaves no permanent record of its existence Cohen) Theatre might be 1030 thousand years old, we know its at least *5,000 y...

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THE 2000
Israel Garcia
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: General Idea, Scale-Invariant Feature Transform, Harold Clurman

Test 2 Notes: The Playwright: Western tradition: playwright is the person to worship, actor is there to serve the playwrightaudience. Of all artists in live theatre, the playwright is the one will be remember in history. P...

Theatre
THE 2000
Israel Garcia
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Kathakali, The Sequence, Tragicomedy

3 absolute essentials for theatre: the story, performers, live audience. 2 constants in all theatre: storytelling, sense of ritual Realism (representational theatre) Nonrealism (presentational theatre) Most theatre employs...

Theatre
THE 2000
Israel Garcia
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Cradle Will Rock, Astor Place Riot, Federal Theatre Project
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Aesthetic Distance The audience's separation from the actions taking place on stage. AgitProp Political (originally communist) propaganda. Alienation Effect This practice includes involving the audience in the p...

Theatre
THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Tony Kushner, Roy Cohn, Diazepam
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Tony Kushner Angles in America (General) Who is the author of Angles in America? Themes Angles in America (General) ________: Community, Ethnicity, Homosexuality, Status vs. Change AIDS Angles in America (Gene...

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THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: African Grove, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka
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Fully emulate european theatre, combine african american and european theatre, fully emulate african theatre. Athol Fugard White African Playwright. European emulated style. major work is Master Harold and the boys. ...

Theatre
THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Chinese Opera, Augusto Boal, Teatro Campesino
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Chinese Theatre Resentment they were taking whites' jobs Chinese Opera - highly stylized mix of song, dance, acrobatics, and martial arts - plots adapted from Chinese history and literature - make up and gesture co...

Theatre
THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Poetic Justice, Dada, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
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invisible theater improvising scenes in public places forum theater a lot of people with a lot of ideas are better at finding a solution melodrama most popular form in 19th century virtuous hero is hounded by v...

Theatre
THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: List Of English Words Of Yiddish Origin, Calendar Of Saints, Purim
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Production "of" the Play faithful to the intent of the playwright Production "about" the Play comments on the play - uses the production as a critique Production "from" the Play uses the script as point of depar...

Theatre
THE 2000
Stephen Neal
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Moscow Art Theatre, Anton Chekhov, American Labor Union
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fine arts artistic endeavors that were beautiful for their own sake (not practical) liberal arts philosophy, history, languages, math and science willing suspension of disbelief put aside any doubts about narra...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Julie Taymor, Henrik Ibsen, Clifford Odets
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Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet - Heightened reality, intensity Passion! - How do these manifest in the scene? Coordinates production team All crew members Adding the actors - Casting - 90% - Auditions Monolog...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, The Public Theater
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Theme Central message or idea Roman Para theatricals (English Renaissance) - Bloody, gruesome, deadly. - Christians were often involved as victims; Didn't like it: 1) Pagan Origins 2) Christians were often tortu...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Dionysia, Lenaia, Aeschylus
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Orchestra "dancing place"; stage Theatron "viewing place";audience Parados "passageways;entrances Skene "tent"; costume house City Dionysia - Festival to honor Dionysus - Birth of theatre - Thespis ...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Passion Play, Religious Text, Lenaia
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Mayans - Art was in every facet of Mayan life. - Held festivals to Gods Had dances (communal art form) - Had theatre focused more on words, such as plays with music, dance, dialogue, masks, etc. - Spanish came in an...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier
THE 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Lenaia, Cultural Diversity, Great Man Theory
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Aristotle The original Theatre scholar Poetics - Still being used by scholars today. - A scientific approach to Theatre. - "All human beings have a mimetic impulse unique desire to imitate and because of this, the...

Theatre
THE 2000
Jean Rahier

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