Physical Theatre

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Status
The relative position or standing of someone in a group to others
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Tension
Mental, emotional, or nervous strain: working under great tension to make a deadlin. Barely controlled hostility or a strained relationship between people or group: the dangerous tension between opposing military powers
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Body language
A form of mental and physical ability of human non verbal communication, consisting of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.
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Gesture
A form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body
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Gestus
An acting technique developed my Brecht. It carries a combination of physical gesture and "gist" or attitude. Gestus carries at least two distinct meanings in Brecht's theatr: uncovering or revealing of the motivations and transactions
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Blocking
The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage
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Conflict
Opposition of persons or forces giving rise to dramatic action
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Context
Interrelated conditions in which a play exists or occurs
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Collaboration
Two or more people working together in a joint intellectual effort
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Characterisation
The portrayal/development of a personality throughly thought, action, dialogue, costuming and makeup.
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Climax
The point of greatest dramatic tension or transition in a theatrical work
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Epic theatre
Theatrical movement of the early 1920's and 1930 characterised by the use of such artificial devices as cartoons, posters and film sequences
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Genre
The main types of literally form such as tragedy and comedy.The term can also refer to forms that's are more specific to a given historical era
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Level
The height of an actor's head actor as determined by his or her body position (e.g., sittings, lyin,standing, or elevated by an artificial means)
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Mime
An ancient art form based on pantomime in which conventionalised gestures that are used to express ideas rather than represent actions
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Monologue
A long speech by a single character
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Motivation
A characters reason for doing/ saying things in a play
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Objective
A characters goal or intention
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Position
The orientation of the actor to the audience (e.g., full front, right profile, left profile).
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Protagonist
The main character and the character with whom the audience identifies most strongly
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Style
The unique manner in which a writer arranged words the achieve particular effects. Arrangements include individual word choices, length and structure of sentences, tone and irony
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Subtext
Info that is implied by a character but not stated by a character in dialogue, including actions and thoughts
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Tableau
A silent and motioneless depiction of a scene created by actors, often from a picture
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Mental, emotional, or nervous strain: working under great tension to make a deadlin. Barely controlled hostility or a strained relationship between people or group: the dangerous tension between opposing military powers

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Tension

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A form of mental and physical ability of human non verbal communication, consisting of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously.

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A form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body

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An acting technique developed my Brecht. It carries a combination of physical gesture and "gist" or attitude. Gestus carries at least two distinct meanings in Brecht's theatr: uncovering or revealing of the motivations and transactions

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