List and briefly discuss four ways in which the industrial revolution changed society and how any of these developments might have contributed to new theatre styles.
List and briefly describe 5 signature elements of Melodrama.
Describe how the theatrical element of “Spectacle” (the visual element of theatre) changed to address the needs of Realist plays (in other words, what are 3 or 4 examples of spectacle we might see in Realist plays)?
What was the purpose or goal of Realism (in literature, arts, and theatre)? How did this goal differ from that of Romanticism?
List and briefly describe two major reasons why Stanislavski created a new system of acting.
As described in the lecture, briefly discuss some of the issues facing contemporary theatre makers regarding the theatrical Canon. How can we begin to address these issues?
List 4 Black American theatre makers (discussed in lecture) and briefly describe some of their significant contributions to contemporary theatre.
List 4 Latinx American theatre makers (discussed in lecture) and briefly describe some of their significant contributions to contemporary theatre.
Explain the significance of the following Yoruba proverb, listed in the introduction to Lynn Nottage’s play Las Meninas, to the plot, characters, and themes of the play as a whole:
“The white man who made the pencil
Would you consider the play Las Meninas an example of Realism? Why or why not?
also made the eraser.”