TH 1001 Intro to Theatre
Midterm Exam Review

Chapter 1 – pp. 7-24  
  Relationships of theatre experience p. 9
  Unique features of the theatre art form p. 10
  Psychological separation of audience from art p. 14
  Definitions of specific terminology  
    Flashback p. 17
    Anachronism p. 17
    Metaphor p. 18
    Realism p. 20
    Soliloquy p. 22
Chapter 2 – pp. 27-42  
  Definitions of  
    Universal art p. 30
    Greek theatre structure p. 31
    Elizabethan theatre structure p. 31-32
    Broadway theatre p. 34
    Regional theatre (examples) p. 34-35
  Theatre criticism  
    Critics vs. reviewers p. 38
    Fact vs. opinion p. 38
    Criteria for criticism p. 40
    Independent judgment p. 42
Chapter 3 – pp. 45-65  
  Define performance spaces p. 47
    Proscenium p. 52
    Arena p. 52
    Thrust  
  Spaces for spectacle p. 49
  Most widely used space p. 52
  Intimate performance space p. 51
  Black box space p. 63-64
  Marshall Performing Arts Center  
    Configuration  
    Use of stage lifts  
Chapter 4 – pp. 71-92  
  Acting in daily life p. 71
  Stanislavsky acting system  
    Circle of attention p. 74
    Given circumstances p. 75
    Magic “if” p. 75
    Inner truth p. 75
    Through line p. 78
    Ensemble acting p. 78
    Emotional recall p. 79
  Puppetry  
    Bunraku p. 90
    Hand puppets p. 90
    Marionettes p. 90
    Shadow p. 90
  Centering p. 87
  Integration p. 91
  Actors approach to role p. 91
Chapter 5 – pp. 95-117  
  Role of traditional director p. 95
  Auteur director p. 103
  Definitions  
    Casting p. 106
    Type casting p. 106
    Casting against type p. 106
    Blocking p. 107
    Technical rehearsal p. 109
    Dress rehearsal p. 109
    Preview p. 111
  Producer p. 113
  Managing director p. 113
Chapter 6 – pp. 125-140  
  Subject and verb of drama p. 127
  Definitions  
    Drama p. 127
    Story vs. plot p. 132
    Complications p. 133
    Obstacles p. 133
    Crisis p. 133
    Climax p. 134
Chapter 7 – pp. 143-166  
  Climatic play structure p. 143-145
  Episodic play structure p. 145-150
    Shakespeare’s use p. 145
  Ritual p. 151
  Tableau p. 153-154
  Character types  
    Quintessential p. 158
    Stock p. 160
    Protagonist p. 164
    Antagonist p. 164
    Contrasting p. 164
Chapter 8 – pp. 169-191  
  Tragedy  
    Traditional p. 170
    Modern p. 172-173
  Melodrama p. 177
  Comedy  
    Burlesque p. 184
    Comedy of Manners p. 185
    Farce p. 184
    Satire p. 185
  Definitions  
    Epigram p. 180
    Malaprop p. 180
    Pun p. 180
  Absurdism p. 189-190
Guest Speakers  
  Kelly Grussendorf – attraction of an acting career  
  Andy Bennett – connection to Renegade Theatre  
  Tom Isbell – basic elements of theatre production  
  Dylan Rugh – connection to Stage 2  
  Dalia Basiouny – international theatre artist  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       











Michael Caine Video – comparison of film and theatre acting