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  • 100 200 300 400 500 Ancient Theatre Medieval/ Restoration Shakespearean Theatre Asian Theatre Commedia Del Arte African/ Realism/ Absurdism
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  • This form of drama originated in the 6th century to honor their gods during a festival dedicated to the god of wine and fertility. Ancient Theatre 100
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  • What is Greek Theatre? Ancient Theatre 100
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  • This is generally symbolic of a character's identity or emotions being expressed. These were used to identify the gender and character (women's roles were performed by men in early Greek drama). Each was designed to allow the audience to also identify the age and social rank of the character. In addition to the actor, there might be a chorus which also wore these. The dramatic structure of Greek plays allowed actors to exit the stage to change these, while the chorus remained to perform for the audience. Ancient Theatre 200
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  • What is a dramatic mask? Ancient Theatre 200
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  • Identify these definitions in order The actors who were not well respected. Athena's Theatres. Circus Like Entertainment Ancient Theatre 300
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  • What is Histriones, Fabula Athena, & Etruscan Theatre? Ancient Theatre 300
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  • Identify these definitions in order -a hymn devoted to the god of pleasure and wine, Dynosos - an active agent who arrives unexpectedly to solve a problem and/ or rescue the protagonist; usually a Greek god - a mythical being whos half human, half goat Ancient Theatre 400
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  • What is Dythramb, Deus ex Machina, Satyr? Ancient Theatre 400
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  • Name two Similarities & two differences between Greek & Roman Theatre Ancient Theatre 500
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  • Similarities Most of Roman culture had been influenced by the Greeks, including theatre. Both forms of theatre were intended to tell a story, mainly a myth about a hero or their gods. Both theatres primarily had a cast and audience composed of only males. Also actors in both forms had to wear masks. Ancient Theatre 500 Differences The Greeks built permanent theatres, The Romans only built theatres for performances, then tore them down afterwards. Greeks were known to have a chorus in any form of theatre, Romans had eliminated the chorus in theatre. Chorus area became additional seating. Greek theatre aimed to serve a religious purpose, Roman theatre aimed to entertain. Greeks Never had violence on the stage, Roman were less about story and more about the violence
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  • _________ refers to the theatre in the period between the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century A.D. and the beginning of the Renaissance in approximately the 15th century A.D. It covers all drama produced in Europe over that thousand year period and refers to a variety of genres, including liturgical drama, mystery plays, morality plays, farces and masques. Medieval/Restoration 100
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  • What is Medieval Theatre? Medieval/Restoration 100
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  • ____________ banned performances of plays, as an attempt to curb the remains of Roman theatre. In turn, the arts moved to mimes, jugglers, bards and storytellers. Hardly any records of these performers remain. Medieval/Restoration 200
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  • What is The Catholic Church? Medieval/Restoration 200
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  • The 3 Ms of Religious Vernacular Drama Medieval/Restoration 300
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  • What are Mystery, Miracle & Morality plays? Medieval/Restoration 300
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  • In 1660 Charles II was restored as king and theatre required a fresh start as acting groups had been disbanded years before. His actions lead to Medieval/Restoration 400
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  • What is Restoration Theatre? Medieval/Restoration 400
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  • Soon after the restoration movement woman began to be recognized as writers in Drama. One of the first was _________, who was established as one of the most industrious female playwrights, writing 18 plays which were highly successful. Medieval/Restoration 500
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  • What is Mrs. Aphra Behn? Medieval/Restoration 500
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  • Set against Medieval English history. The Shakespeare __________ dramatize the Hundred Years War with France and therefore comprises the Henry Tetralogy, Richard II, Richard III and King John many of which feature the same characters at different ages. Not always accurate. In writing theses plays, Shakespeare was not attempting to render an accurate picture of the past. Rather, he was writing for the entertainment of his theater audience and therefore molded events to suit their prejudices. Shakespearean Theatre 100
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  • What is Shakespearean Tragedy? Shakespearean Theatre 100
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  • A greater emphasis on situations than characters. A struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty, often presented by elders. Separation and reunification. Deception of characters. Interesting climax often with an unexpected twist Multiple, intertwining plots Use of all styles of comedy Pastoral element, originally an element of Pastoral Romance, exploited by Shakespeare for his comic plots and often parodied there in for humorous effects Ending everyone gets married Shakespearean Theatre 200
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  • What is a Shakespearean Comedy? Shakespearean Theatre 200
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  • a noble protagonist that is put through stressful situations which causes death. The plots focus on the reverse of fortune of the central characters which leads to their ruin and ultimately, death. Shakespearean Theatre 300
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  • What is Shakespearean Tragedy? Shakespearean Theatre 300
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  • DAILY DOUBLE Shakespearean Theatre 400 DAILY DOUBLE Place A Wager
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  • Shakespearean Theatre 400 Name 2 of Shakespeares Comedies Tragedies Histories
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  • Shakespearean Theatre 400 Comedies: All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Twelfth Night Tragedies: Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Histories: King John, Edward III, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 Henry V, Henry VI, Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, Henry VI, Part 3 Richard IIIHenry VIII
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  • Shakespeare's Romances or tragicomic plays were written late in his career and published originally under either tragedy or comedy share some elements of tragedy featuring a high status central character but end happily like Shakespearean comedies. hundred years after Shakespeare's death, scholar F.S. Boas also coined a fourth category, Shakespearean __________, for plays that don't fit neatly into a single classification because of their subject matter, setting, or ending. The classifications of certain Shakespeare plays are still debated among scholars. Shakespearean Theatre 500
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  • What is a Shakespearean Problem Play? Shakespearean Theatre 500
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  • Asian Theatre 100 Are used widely in Asian Theatre
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  • Asian Theatre 100 What are masks?
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  • Asian Theatre 200 a type of theatre that includes music, dance and drama. Popularized by a man named Zeami. specifically means skill or talent Structured around singing and dancing Movement for dance is slow, language is poetic, tone is monotonous and costumes are rich and heavy. Themes often relate to dreams, the supernatural, Ghosts and spirits. Introduced in the 14th century.
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  • What is Noh? Asian Theatre 200
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  • Asian Theatre 300 includes comic theatre and entertainment. means "mad words" or "wild speech". It is Expressed through art. is performed to the music of the flute, drums and gong. It was later known as sarugaku. Introduced in the 8th century.
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  • What is Kyogen? Asian Theatre 300
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  • Asian Theatre 400 Best known form of japanese theatre. Famous for wild costumes and sword fights. ( Used real swords ) First performance took place in 1603. was performed in a modern, noisy way to shock the audience. combines music, drama, and dance
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  • What is Kabuki? Asian Theatre 400
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  • Asian Theatre 500 Traditional puppet theatre of japan. Used puppets that were half life sized. And operated by three performers. The puppeteers are involved in the procedure of working with the limbs, eyelids, eyeballs, eyebrows and mouths of the puppets by producing lifelike actions and facial expressions. Story is narrated


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