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As we begin our last unit of the year, you will be completing a scavenger hunt of sorts. Before 8 P.M. Thursday, 5/3/12, you are to go to the last link (marked "DRAMA") under the "Related Links" on the left of the screen. Read through the information on the various tabs at this site and locate five facts you didn't previously know. Your five facts should be different from those of anyone commenting before you, so the sooner you respond the easier your task. Be sure to read through what others have said before commenting yourself. This will not only help you avoid duplicating their facts, but also help you study for your upcoming quiz, which will come from the information on this site.
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1.The Dock Street Theatre in Charles-Towne, South Carolina was the first building in America created solely for theatrical purposes.
2.The first recorded form of European theater began in Ancient Greece around 600 B.C. with a religious festival to honor Dionysus
3. in roman plays, slaves were used as actors
4. Kabuki is a theatre style that began in Japan.
5.All of the plays are based on japanese legend.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 08:01 PM by
Khaled K. :)
1.Prehistoric hunters acted out their expeditions.
2.Greek theaters were built on a hill outside.
3.Christians eventually shut down all tehters because of the violence and humor being depicted.
4.Queen Elizabeth always supported the theatre.
5.Dubose Heyward is most known for his play called "Porgy."
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 07:33 PM by
1. The two main types of plays are tragedy and comedy.
2. Theater was not originally used for entertainment.
3. Thespis is considered to be the first actor.
4. Christians disapproved of theaters.
5. "Miracle" plays were very popular in medieval times, and were not considered entertainment.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 07:32 PM by
1. The word theatre means "a place to see"
2. Had a religious festival to honor Dionysus
3. Romans wrote Latin versions of Greek plays
4. traveling players in Europe were called minstrels
5. The first theatre built only for plays were in South Carolina
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 06:57 PM by
1. Tradgedies were the most admired type of play but comedies were more popular.
2. In medieval times priests acted out the meaning of holy day on Easter Day.
3. The Dock Street Theatre were designed to look like theatres in London during the 1800s.
4. Kabuki is based on legends and opens and closes with the sound of wood clapping.
5. Roman theaters were built oon ground level and had a wall at the back of the stage.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 05:57 PM by
1) Actors and actresses work on stage and perform on stage.
2) Set designers and technical crews, work backstage.
3) The play, "Romeo and Juliet," is till performed today.
4) The play,"Hamlet," is still performed today.
5) One of William Shakespeare's plays is called, "Lord Chamberlain’s Men."
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 05:57 PM by
1.During religious plays, there was not enough room to perform in the church and they moved outside.
2. In Kabuki, The color red on a character’s face signifies a “good” character and blue suggests a “bad” character.
3. Nobody knows exactly what happened to the first building, but in 1937, the city of Charleston built a new Dock Street Theatre where the original one was located.
4. The Renaissance period was known as the Elizabethan period.
5.The Roman theater competed for the audiences that attended chariot races, gladiator contests and public executions.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 05:18 PM by
1) Theatre was first recorded in Greece.
2) Christians had their own type of theatre.
3) there are different designs for theatre (proscenium and backdrops).
4) Kabuki Theater has a style of music that is named for three-stringed instrument called a shamisen.
5) South Carolina was the first place to have a place for only theatre purposes.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 05:13 PM by
1. Drama was prehistoric, as cavemen would reenact battles and hunts.
2. First European theater was made to honor Dionsyus, a Greek god.
3. The first European actors were called Thespians on honor of Thespius.
4. Because of the violence in some plays, some theaters were shut down by Christians.
5. Public theaters were not allowed years after because of the Christian people's uprising.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 04:47 PM by
1)The renaissance went from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.
2)In 300 B.C., Romans were inspired by Greek art, culture and theater.
3) The Roman theater competed for the audiences that attended chariot races, gladiator contests and public executions.
4)Christians disapproved and closed down all of the theaters.
5)Each Kabuki character wears colorful costumes and has thick makeup that looks like a mask.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 04:09 PM by
A theater can also be a place where plays are written.
Dionysus is the god of fertility as well as wine.
Thespis was a poet as well as an actor.
Slaves were allowed to serve as actors.
Christians started a theater to teach other people religion.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 04:05 PM by
1) Roman Theaters on Ground level
2) Roman Theaters had a wall at the back of the stage
3) The Wall had doors and openings
4) Medievil Stages was a raised platform
5) William Shakespeare lived in 1564-1616
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 01:09 PM by
1. The Kabuki theater uses extravagant makeup and costumes, a unique kind of music and an all-male cast.
2. William Shakespeare was an actor and poet.
3. Heyward is also known for his collaboration with the famous Broadway musical composers, George and Ira Gershwin on “Porgy and Bess,” often called the best American opera ever written.
4. The Charleston Stage Company, pay actors, technical crew and staff.
5. The Charleston Stage Company provides a place to get hands-on experience and exposure to the ancient art of live theater.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM by
1(Traveling preformers were called ministrels
2(Kabuki theatre was formed in the 1600s
3("miracle" plays were very popular
4(Dock street theatre is located in Charleston
5(Ancient greeks honored the wine god with plays
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM by
1. The earliest record of a miracle play was in 1110, in Dunstable England.
2. In 1560, the first permanent theatre is established.
3. In 1716, the first American theatre is opened.
4. COmedy competions in Greece begin in 500 BC.
5. In 456 BC, the first dressing rooms were used.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM by
1) I did not know that Kabuki was a form of theatre, I have only heard of in used for makeup.
2) I did not know that some plays were preformed for religious purposes, much less in a church.
3) I did not know the name for actors, thespians, was from a poet's name, Thespis.
4) I did not know Queen Elisabeth l was so fond of theater.
5) I did not know that Dock Street Theatre was the first building solely used for theater.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM by
1) Prehistoric hunters acted out stories about hunting expeditions.
2)Romans rerwrote Greek plays in Latin.
3) Some of the Medievel plays were considered religious events instead of entertainment.
4) Queen Elizabeth I strongly supported theater and the Renaissance period is where theater as true nonreligious entertainment started
5)Community theaters provide a place to get hands-on experience and exposure to the ancient art of live theater.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 05:30 PM by
!. ancient plays included stage violence and crude humor
2. In the Roman theater, slaves served as actors
3.women were permitted to appear on stage but they did not play important roles
4.During climactic moments in the play or at the end of a scene, the actor freezes in place, stares and then crosses his eyes. This is called mie (mi-e) .
5. Greek theaters were built into the hillsides for seating.
6. The Roman theater competed for the audiences that attended chariot races, gladiator contests and public executions.
(I did 6 just in case)
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 05:24 PM by
1. Theaters are more than a place for watching plays
2.Hunters acted out stories
3. No one knows exactly when the first theater began
4. Theaters were banned in europe in Medieval Times
5.Christians thought plays were a sin
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:56 PM by
1) Greak theaters were built outdoors and the seats were on hillsides.
2) Priests acted out the meaning of the holy day to help teach people who could not read.
3) The Medievel plays were considered religious events instead of entertainment.
4) The Dock Street Theater, provides a place for performances community organizations.
5) William Shakespeare was part owner of the Globe Theater.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:55 PM by
1~Comedia dell arte' means comedy of the profesion.
2~The time in which Queen Elizabeth ruled was called the Elizabetian Era.
3~Comedia dell arte' was improvised and quick witted.
4~Proscenium was a series of arches that divided the theatre
5~Daugters and Wives of the theatre preformers were the first women to star in the theatre.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:45 PM by
1~Shakespeare's most fameous plays are “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” and “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”
2~Shakespeare died in 1616
3~The daughters and wives of the performers were some of the first women to perform in theater.
4~Kabuki plays, based on legends, open and close with the sound of wood clapping together.
5~Although full-time paying positions may not be available at all community theaters, they provide a place to get hands-on experience and exposure to the ancient art of live theater.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:33 PM by
1) In Greece, comedies were more popular than tragedies.
2) Commedia Dell'arte is the fancy word for improv.
3) Shakespeare worked for the Lord Chamberlain's Men company.
4) In a Kabuki play, red makeup on a character means it is a good character, and blue makeup means that it is bad.
5) In 1937 the Dock Street Theater had to be rebuilt.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:07 PM by
1)Ancient Egyptians performed sacred songs and danced for their gods in religious ceremonies, but the idea of theater as dramatic entertainment came later
2) The fact that when theater started is a mystery
3)Prehistoric hunters acted out stories about their hunting expeditions.
4)The two masks of drama represent the two main types of plays: tragedies and comedies.
5)The first European theater began in a festival to honor the god, Dionysus.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 03:29 PM by
1. Queen Elizebeth strongly supported the theater in England.
2. The word theater means "a place for seeing"
3. A theater is where a play that is presented. The plays are written by playwriters.
4. During medieval timees, theater buildings were not permitted in Europe.
5. Kabuki is a form of theater in Japan.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 02:08 PM by
1) High school students like the theatre
2) Christians closed all of the theatres
3) Doc street theatre was built for theatre purposes only
4)proscenium was a bar that seperated the audience from the stage.
5) Kabuki is still performed today.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 02:05 PM by
1.the Dock Street Theater provides a place for performances by community arts organizations.
2.The play, "Porgy" was performed in New York over 300 times.
3.In the roman theater, slaves served as actors.
4.Theater building were not permitted throughout Europe.
5.Kabuki started in Japan
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 01:44 PM by
1. Theatres of the Greeks were built into hillsides for seating
2. In 1937, the city of Charleston built a new Dock Street Theatre where the original one was located
3. Kabuki is still preformed today
4. Lord Chamberlain’s Men is Shakespeare’s company
5. Traveling players were known as minstrels
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 01:23 PM by
1. Masks were designed to show the age and emotion.
2. In Greek theater, the tragedy is the most admired type of play.
3.In 300 B.C., Romans were inspired by Greek art, culture and theater.
4.In the Roman theater, slaves served as actors.
5.The style of music in Kabuki Theater is named for a three-stringed instrument called a shamisen.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 01:21 PM by
1)In England, Queen Elizabeth I strongly supported the theater
2)William Shakespear was born in 1564
3)Many of Shakespear's play are still performed today
4)Nobody knows exactly what happened to the first Dock Street Theater
5)Comedy plays were more popular than tragedies.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM by
1.) The idea of theater as dramatic entertainment came after ancient Egyptians performed sacred songs and danced for their gods in religious ceremonies.
2.) The first recorded form of European theater began in Ancient Greece and had a religious festival in honor of Dionysus.
3.) It has been said that a poet named Thespis won a dramatic play competition at the festival.
4.) Thespis also introduced the use of masks in Greek theater.
5.) Women were not allowed to perform, so men wore female masks and played their parts.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM by
1. Romans rerwrote Greek plays in Latin.
2. The Romans built 125 places for theatre.
3. Minstrils kept theatre alive through various means of entertainment.
4. Actors wandered in the Renaissance age.
5. Shakespeare wrote plays for Lord Chaimberlain's Men.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM by
Correction- #4) Community theater utilizes local talents and resources for productions.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM by
1) Prehistoric hunters acted out stories about hunting expeditions.
2) Ancient Egyptians performed sacred songs and danced for their gods in religious ceremonies.
3) Charlestonian Dubose Heyward became the resident writer of the Dock Street Theatre.
4) The best American opera ever written was "Porgy and Bess".
5) Full-time paying positions provide a place to get hands-on experience and exposure to the ancient art of live theater.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM by
1. Theater is more than just the place where something is performed, it's also the act of performing.
2. Around 600 B.C. in Greece, they had the first recorded form of theather was held in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility.
3. Masked were introduced to theater, and were used to show emotion. Only men could perform so they used them to look like girls too.
4. Durning the Medieval peiord, most Christians thought the theater was sinful so they came up with their own sort of theater.
5. Kabuki, a traditional Japaniese theater, is performing use extravagent make-up, costumes, and music. The cast is all male.
Comment Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM by
1. Many of William Shakespeare's plays took place at the Globe Theater.
2. A lady called Okuni invented Kabuki Theater.
3. Actors and actresses are also known as thespians since Thespis was the first actor.
4. The Romans wrote Latin forms using Greek plays.
5. During the Renaissance, classical Greek and Roman art, culture, and theater revived.
Comment Posted on May 1, 2012 at 05:15 PM by
1. The first recorded form of European theater began in Ancient Greece.
2. Thespis was considered the first actor in theater.
3. During the Medieval Times, there were not any theaters, so plays were preformed by traveling players, known as minstrels.
4. Two of the major designs of theaters were built in Italy in the Renaissance.
5. In Kabuki theater, the males even play all of the female.
Comment Posted on May 1, 2012 at 01:28 PM by
1.Theaters were not permitted to be built throughtout Europe through medieval times.
2.Kabuki is a form of theater in Japan that is still performed today.
3. Most of the productions performed are actually volunteers and not actors who get paid.
4.Pory and Bess is often called the best American opera ever written.
5.Kubaki performances open and close with the sound o wood closing together.
Comment Posted on May 1, 2012 at 09:05 AM by
1. The exact place where theater started is a mystery: prehistoric hunters acted out the hunting scenes, anciet Egyptians performed songs and danced for their religon, but the idea of theater as dramatic entertainment came later.
2. In Medieval theater,stages weren't around so people brought platforms to perform and travel.
3. During medieval theater, theater was considered religious instead of a form of entertainment.
4. Queen Elizabeth I strongly supported the theater and the Renaissance period is where theater as entertainment started and Shakespeare's playwrights began.
5. The daughters and wives of players were some of the first women to perform in theater. This was during the Rnaissance period.
Comment Posted on May 1, 2012 at 08:58 AM by
1. Theater means "a place for seeing."
2. Priests acted out scenes from the Bible to help people who couldn't read.
3. There were two types of Renaissance theaters: the proscinium, and the commedia dell' arte.
4. After stage violence was added to ancient Roman plays, the Christian closed the theaters down.
5. The Dock Street Theatre was the first American building built solely for theatrical purposes.
Comment Posted on May 1, 2012 at 06:10 AM by
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