CSET Subtest 3: Theatre

  1. Acting
    • Development of communication of characters in formal or informal productions or improvisations
    • Sensory elements: Movement, sound, and spectacle
    • Expressive qualities: Mood, emotions, ideas, dynamics
  2. Structure
    • Involves interaction of all elements
    • Includes design, rhythm, design, climax, conflict balance, and sequence
  3. Intent
    Involves objective, purpose, theme, or basic idea of a work of drama
  4. Worth
    • Value of judgement
    • Includes knowledge, insight, wisdom, or feeling imparted by a work
  5. Effectiveness
    • Involves degree to which a dramatic work succeeds
    • Includes the evaluation of work's success such as entertaining, informing, inspiring
  6. Technical Support Tools
    • Costumes
    • Set
    • Lights
    • Props
    • Make up
    • Sound
  7. Drama
    Reenactment of life situations for entertainment and human understanding
  8. Thrust Stage
    • Extends into audence's seating area
    • Audience surrounds on all 3 sides
  9. Improvisation
    Act of movement without planning
  10. Jazz Singer
    First talking film starring Al Jolson
  11. Pastoral Play
    • Give courtiers a chance to indulge a taste for dressing up as peasants, singing, and dancing
    • Italian Renaissance
    • Attempt to recapture the Greek Satyr Play
  12. Exposition
    Play writing device of providing info to the audience
  13. Creative Drama
    Students improvise scenes for their own growth and edification, not that of an audience
  14. Dénoument
    The portion of action that immediately follows the climax of the play
  15. Arena Staging
    • Physical confrontation of audience and actor which the audiece surround the playing area
    • "Theatre in the Round"
  16. Aristotelian Theatre
    • Traditional theatre thought to be espoused by Aristotle
    • Simple, unity, not mix of comedy and tragedy
  17. Block (verb)
    To decide upon the gross movements of actors upon the stage
  18. Stock Company
    • Resident company which actors were hired according to lines of work
    • Large numbers of plays were prepared in short time
  19. Connotative Meaning
    • Symbols that are vague in term of strict definition, but rich in poetic meaning.
    • Emotional rather than intellectual
  20. Melodrama
    Between drama and tragedy, very serious but is saved in the end
  21. Conventions
    • Temporary "rules" of the performance.
    • Specific to particular cultures, styles of theatre, and even individual productions
  22. Restoration Comedy
    • Characteristic comedy of the English Restoration period
    • Known for glittering language, salicious plot, and debauched characters
  23. Proscenium Staging
    Form of physical configuration between actor and audience encouraged by the proscenium arch
  24. Satyr Play
    Greek drama coesxisting with tragedy
  25. Inciting Incident
    Throws the world of the play into disequilibrium (destroying stasis)
  26. Vomitoria
    Tunnels that allowed the audience to exit the theatre with ease
  27. Proscenium Arch
    An opening in the wall between the stagehouse and the auditorium
  28. Neoclassic Drama
    Renaissance writers attempt to recapture the Glory of theatre in ancient Greece and Rome
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CSET Subtest 3: Theatre
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