What you do and the way that you do it!
What you say and the way that you say it!

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Last Update
February 8, 2017

About NYT

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Most recent Show Link:
The Uncredibles

Archive-loads of shows

NYT Director
College Street Centre
Nottingham UK

(0115) 947-6202


Key Words:
Seven Cs
Concentration - Convention
Consistency - Commitment
- Co-operation

Notes for follow up:

ARISTOPHANES-satirical, political comedy
MENANDER- Situation comedy with fixed character types
ROMAN COMEDY (Plautus & Terence)-developed Menandrine comedy and made it much more domestic
COMMEDIA DELL' ARTE-'improvised' sequence of comedy sketches based on a catalogue of recognisable character types (and masks)
STOCK CHARACTERS - A range of exaggerated character types still used in sit.com.s today.
- the moment of realisation/

CATHARSIS- the feeling of both fear and pity evoked in the audience by a good tragedy; according to AristotleCLIMAX- the high point of tension
- word comes from Gk. 'tragos' -a goat. The goat was sacrificed to the god Dionysus whilst the story was sung - a goat song.
- word comes from Gk. 'komos' - a wild celebratory revel, dance, song, story, booze-up to Dionysus.
DIONYSUS-Greek god of wine, ritual madness and ecstasy. Celebrations to him were the driving force behind the development of Gk Theatre.
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- Senex Iratus: Grumpy Old Man
- Miles Gloriosus: Braggart Soldier
- 'Shrewish' Wife
- Clever, witty, laddish 'servant'
- Clumsy, foolish, sometimes smelly servant
- innocent young female
- more knowing, manipulative young female
- attractive young male 'lover'
- soppier young male 'unrequited lover'


Making Drama
- exposition
- denouement
- plot
- structure
- character

-deus ex machina
-"the willing suspension of disbelief" (Coleridge)

Staging signals - proximity of actors to the audience and each other (cf. John Webster)

Look out for NYT on LIGHT NIGHT 2017!


'Greek' Show on 28th Feb CSt Studio

Diary Dates

1419 group
6pm - 9pm

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Tuesdays at 6 pm

Next Show:

Feb 10th Old Market Square
Light Night


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