Concentration - Convention
Consistency - Commitment
Consideration - Co-operation
Notes for follow up:
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.
moment of realisation/
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
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
-deus ex machina
-"the willing suspension
of disbelief" (Coleridge)
signals - proximity of actors to the audience and each
other (cf. John Webster)