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Realism Theatre

portray life on stage, a movement away from the conventional melodramas and sentimental comedies of the 1700s. It is expressed in theatre through the use of symbolism, character development, stage setting and storyline and is exemplified in plays such as Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. The arrival of realism was indeed good for theatre as it promoted greater audience involvement and raised awareness of contemporary social and moral issues. It also provided and...

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African theatre

West African Theater Shreyang Prajapati Intermediate Theatre Period 3 09/12/13 African theatre is composed of live performances in which the action are carefully planned to give a powerful sense of drama through large actions and it comes from sub-Saharan Africa. African theatre is influenced by African dramatic traditions and Western theatre. The influence of Western styles originates from European presence, European education , and the artists training outside of Africa...

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Roman Theatre

these people carried special tokens with them, telling them what entrance to use and were to sit. Anybody who came later, among the ordinary citizens would have to sit at the top of the auditorium due to lack of space. It was possible for the large theatre in Pompeii to hold up to 5000 people. A dramatic performance was a public occasion as so admission was free. All of the money would be paid of by a wealthy citizen, who would provide the actors, the producer, scenery and costumes. This would be...

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Community Theatre

Community Theatre is often regarded as a very effective medium in which to portray the challenges and triumphs of a community. Through stories, such as Marmalade Gumdrops, the importance of certain areas of life can be addressed, and by using both physical and visual representations, a community can both create and visualise how challenges can be triumphed. Throughout history, communities have banded together to create what is now known as community theatre. By using people from the community...

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Theatre Report

(Lit 1201) THEATRE REPORT SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE TRINI PRINCE Sleeping Beauty and the Trini Prince was written and directed by Crazy Catholic and features an ensemble cast that includes the Crazy Contagious Crew, the Comedy Circus, members of Eclectic Dance Crew, Dese Simon, Sensational Shelly, Cheldon Midget, Prince Priceless, Shelci Marie, Nola Leacock, Clyne Rodriguez and Nicole Wong Chong and others.  This theatre production was spectacular; not only...

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Verbatim Theatre

THE VERBATIM THEATRE!!!! The technique which we a focusing on in our HSC course is ‘Verbatim Theatre’ which is playwright that interviews people that are connected to a pacific topic that the play is focused on and uses their testimony from accrual recorded counts to construct the piece of play etc. In this way they seek to develop a degree of authority akin to that represented by the news. Such plays may be focused on politics, disasters or even sporting events. Verbatim theatre has a method...

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Theatre & Spectacle

Theatre seems to rely on spectacle.” With reference to ONE Shakespearean tragedy or romance and ONE work of modern drama, discuss the extent to which spectacle is significant in EACH play. The spectacle in theatre involves all of the aspects of visual elements of the production of a play; the scenery, costumes, and special effects in a production which are utilized by the playwright to create the world and atmosphere of the play for the audience`s eye. It also refers to the shaping of...

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Vaudeville Theatre

minstrel shows, circuses, and theaters (“Pastor, Tony”). In 1881, Pastor opened his own variety theatre in New York City, called the Fourteenth Street Theatre” and another variety theatre in 1865. Though at the time variety shows featured coarse humor and were considered unsuitable entertainment for ladies, Pastor advertised his Fourteenth Street Theatre as ‘the first specialty and vaudeville theatre of America, catering to polite tastes, aiming to amuse, and fully up to current times and...

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Theatre Critique

Intro to Theatre Play Critique I went to the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts February 25, 2012 to see a production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. It was not the most stunning of performances as the director John Langs definitely deserves some blame. When I first sat down in my seat, I immediately looked around me and saw several people also in attendance for the play. Quite frankly, I was unsure of what to expect as the only other play I had gone to was a Broadway production in...

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Verbatim Theatre essay

Verbatim Theatre - The Laramie Project Verbatim theatre is a form of documentary theatre, it empowers marginalised groups and communities by staging their stories, enabling them to make their experiences visible whether it be local or global. Verbatim theatre explores a range of perspectives, and a variety of truths by scripting real life interviews of people from a story or incident Verbatim theatre offers a range of perspectives from different people, for example In the Laramie Project...

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