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20th Century Theatre

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5 Brecht got his ideas for Epic Theatre largely from studying the works of this socialist.
8 Absurd plays highlight the _____ or absurdity of life
9 He opposed the tradition of theatre as entertainment or escapism and sought out to create the opposite
10 He was a surrealist in the 1920s, believing that there were many dark secrets hidden deep inside our minds
13 Artaud believed that theatre should force people to confront and heal their ____ ____or they would become negative and destructive
14 This was a brutal contest during the Elizabethan Era and the Queen was a fan
15 This was one of the 3 types of plays performed during medieval Church dramas
16 In Commedia del Arte he was the fool or jester
17 Actors spoke or sang in unison as had previously happened in ancient Greek theatre
18 He worked with “heights and lights”
19 _______ coined the term absurdism
22 Epic Theatre was also known as 'Theatre of _______'
25 Artaud preferred large spaces such as _____ to traditional theaters
1 This stopped the action of the play, reminding the audience it was not real, and added more “food for thought”
2 Theater of the Absurd is often characterized by ______ characterization
3 This is where patrons sat during Greek theatre
4 _____was to be exciting and fast and sound was also important
6 This type of theatre include simple/minimal sets,meaningless dialogue, and repetition
7 Examples included Mother, Worker, Man
11 In Greek theatre ______ was the God of Wine, pleasure and fertility
12 This type of drama had mustache-twirling villains and heroines tied to railroad tracks
20 These hung to spell obvious stage props or to comment on action, characters etc
21 Appia lit the stage from different ____, creating many special effects and moods
23 This was one of the theaters left in 1622
24 Absurdist plays often feature an underlying _____
26 In theatre of cruelty there was to be no ______ except for symbols
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