Vocabulary

Unit 1: Foundations & Physical Theatre
Medieval: drama, ritual, liturgical, medieval, nun/monk, abbey/monastery, guild, pageant, wagon
Tableau: tableau
– 3 elements of tableau
Greek: genre, tragedy, comedy, satyr, satyr play, protagonist, antagonist, chorus, catharsis, orchestra, theatron, skene, parodos, unity
– 3 unities
Mime: mime
– Principles of mime: 4 main movements; 4 rules (FEED)

Unit 2: Building Character
Styles: realism, non-realism
Monologues: monologue, soliloquy, pet peeve, rant
Early Modern English: anon, art, doth, ere, fain, fie, hence, hie, hath, mark, thee, thou, thy, thine, wherefore

Unit 3: Theatre History
English Renaissance: renaissance, Elizabethan, Jacobean, groundlings, pit
Commedia dell’Arte: stock (e.g. stock characters), lazzi, slap stick
Noh: Noh, shite, waki, hashigakari
Restoration: Restoration, Parliamentarian, Royalist, Carolinian, breeches, comedy of manners, fop, rake
Realism: fourth wall, dramatic irony
Staging: proscenium, apron, thrust, alley, theatre in the round

Unit 4: Technical Theatre
Production Team: producer, director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, designers, operating crew
Costume Design: presentational, representational, croquis
Set Design: blocking terms, set, maquette, playing space, prop, flat, strike, backdrop, cyclorama, scrim, fly system, wings, turntable
Directing & Stage Managing: prompt book

Unit 5: Musical Theatre & Playwriting
Musical Theatre: activism, civil rights
– Periods of Musical Theatre History
Playwriting: script, dialogue, stage directions, playwright, playwriting

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