History Theatre Tech

  1. What are the characteristics of Greek Theatre?
    • outdoor ampitheatre
    • used natural landscape
  2. Greek auditorium. Surrounded the playing surface on three sides. Use of giant masks. Acoustically designed.
    Theatron
  3. Greek circular playing area
    Orchestra
  4. Greek upstage side of orchestra. Stage house.
    Skene
  5. Walls on sides of the skene
    Paraskenai
  6. Columned arch that supported the second level (Greek theatre)
    Proskenium
  7. Greek theatre- painted panel (flats) hung on the face of the skene
    Pinakes
  8. Greek theatre- wagon rolled through the doors of skene.
    Eccyclema
  9. Greek theatre- tall, three sided forms that pivoted on a central axis. Turned to change a scene or local.
    Periaktoi
  10. Greek theatre- crane attatched to skene or proskenium
    Machina
  11. What did the Roman theatre do?
    • adopted the Greek Theatre and modified it
    • Roman theatre innovations
    • Compressed the parts of the Greek amphitheatre and made it a structure
  12. Roman theatre- auditorium. Semi circle that was separated from orchestra by a short wall. Greek theatron.
    Cavea
  13. Roman theatre- semi circular playing area
    orchestra
  14. Roman theatre- skene is transformed into an elaborate single facade. Same height as cavea. Proskenium brought forward and roofed.
    Scanae frons
  15. Some roman scenery
    • front curtain- auleum
    • back drop or rear curtain- siparium
    • cloth awning covering the cavea
  16. Name some characteristics of Medieval Theatre
    • revival by the church
    • clergy used dramatized scenes to explain liturgy and doctrine
  17. Medieval theatre- hell mouth
    mansions
  18. Renaissance Italy- changes
    • auditorium designed as an ellipse which improved sightlines
    • proscenium was a major feature
    • orchestra was raised, became the modern apron
  19. The English playhouse characteristics
    • large platform raised 4-6 feet off the ground
    • surrounded by the pit, space for lower class audience
  20. What was lighting like before?
    • candles + oil lamps
    • serlio
    • footlights
    • lighting trees in the wings
    • then argang oil lmap
    • gas light
    • carbon arc
    • edison light bulb
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