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Still, the puzzle never strays too far from the relatively obvious, which is a drawback; around halfway through it becomes predictable and at two-thirds through it becomes very predictable. Contact: Yvonne Klein ymk reviewingtheevidence. In Expressionist drama, the speech is heightened, whether expansive and rhapsodic, or clipped and telegraphic. Presents a perspective that all human attempts at significance are illogical.
Ultimate truth is chaos with little certainty. A broad concept that sees art, including theatre, as detached from life in a pure way and able to reflect on life critically. There are multiple meanings, and meaning is what you create, not what is. This approach often uses other media and breaks accepted conventions and practices. A type of theatre which relies upon imagination and therefore limited props to convey the setting and atmosphere of the play.
Classical theatre usually contains lofty, grand prose or free verse dialogue. Good examples are the Elizabethan dramatists William Shakespeare. AGITPROP The original sense of agitprop was "agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism", or "a government agency or department responsible for agitation and propaganda".
The main current sense of the word is simply "propaganda, especially socially or politically motivated propaganda appearing in literary works, films, etc. The word agitprop is first found in English sources in the mid s. From the Random House Word of the Day website. Popular from the s in Europe and the USA.
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Although it was popular in the s in the USA as Dinner Theater , there are still many venues worldwide where a live performance is accompanied by a meal, usually in a tourist-focussed themed attraction. Examples run daily in Las Vegas or Orlando, Florida, and include murder-mystery themes, medieval themes, or magic shows with dinner served. END ON Traditional audience seating layout where the audience is looking at the stage from the same direction. This seating layout is that of a Proscenium Arch theatre.
Also known as Proscenium Staging. The end-on stage can be split into 9 areas: upstage right, upstage centre, upstage left, centre stage right, centre stage, centre stage left, downstage right, downstage centre, downstage left. EPIC THEATRE Epic theatre is a theatrical movement arising in the early to midth century from the theories and practice of a number of theatre practitioners who responded to the political climate of the time through the creation of a new political theatre.
Epic theatre is not meant to refer to the scale or the scope of the work, but rather to the form that it takes. Epic theatre emphasizes the audience's perspective and reaction to the piece through a variety of techniques that deliberately cause them to individually engage in a different way The purpose of epic theatre is not to encourage an audience to suspend their disbelief, but rather to force them to see their world as it is.
The trademark Expressionist effects were often achieved through distortion. FARCE Form of comedy play originated in France, using fast-paced physical action and visual comedy more than humour based on language.
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In this process the actors or audience members could stop a performance, often a short scene in which a character was being oppressed in some way. The audience would suggest different actions for the actors to carry out on-stage in an attempt to change the outcome of what they were seeing.
In art, it celebrated technologies of the time - air travel, machinery, industrialisation. In theatre, it fought against classical forms of theatre and celebrated the youthful, spontaneous, and satirical, encouraging vaudeville and music hall forms. Wikipedia entry.
There are often a number of entrances through the seating. Special consideration needs to be given to onstage furniture and scenery as audience sightlines can easily be blocked. Stage managers and directors often use the idea of a clock face to describe actor positions on stage e. Installations often use complex audio-visual equipment and can be intensely immersive experiences. It is usually based around having the same character traits, for example, a hero , who is fearless and who the audience is rooting for, the heroine , who is usually in peril of some kind, which the hero rescues her from; the villain usually likes the heroine too and villain's sidekick typically gets in the way of or annoys the villain.
The term is also used in scholarly and historical musical contexts to refer to dramas of the 18th and 19th centuries in which orchestral music or song was used to accompany the action. Abel described metatheatre as reflecting comedy and tragedy, at the same time, where the audience can laugh at the protagonist while feeling empathetic simultaneously. MIME Form of performance with no spoken words.
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Plot, character etc. From the Greek Mimos. See also Physical Theatre. Popular in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. It involved a mixture of popular song, comedy, speciality acts and variety entertainment. The term is derived from a type of theatre or venue in which such entertainment took place. British music hall was similar to American vaudeville , featuring rousing songs and comic acts, while in the United Kingdom the term vaudeville referred to more working-class types of entertainment that would have been termed burlesque in America.