TA 100 - STUDY GUIDE 1

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TA 100 – STUDY GUIDE
PART I – INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE / THE AUDIENCE
INTRO LECTURES
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Selectivity
Medium
Different types of “art”
Perpetual Present Tense
Focus & elements of Theatre
Impulse towards theatre
Ritual
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Ceremony
Challenges to Theatre as a
Dramatic Medium
Broadway Theater
Off-Broadway Theater
Repertory Theater
THE AUDIENCE: DIVERSITY, AUDIENCES’ ROLE & IMAGINATION
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Performer-audience
relationship
Empathy
Aesthetic distance
“Live” performance
Group experience –
psychology of groups
Participatory theatre
Psychodrama
Drama Therapy
Fantasy
Metaphor
Stage reality
Anachronism
Pantomime
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Willing suspension of disbelief
Docudrama
Realism & Non-realism
Sociodrama
Observed theatre
Tools of imagination
Role reversal
Symbol
Theatre of fact
Flashbacks
Soliloquy
Realism
Non-realism
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Fact & Opinion in criticism
THE CRITIC & THE AUDIENCE
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Reviewer
Critic
Criticize (two meanings)
George Bernard Shaw
The audience’s independent
judgment
Horace
Descriptive & Prescriptive
criticism
Critical criteria (established by
Goethe)
Aristotle
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