dramatic art


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Noun1.dramatic art - the art of writing and producing plays
amphitheater, amphitheatre - a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
closed-circuit television - a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
stage - the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
dramatic irony - (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
flies - (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
seat, place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
booking clerk, ticket agent - someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
stooge - act as the stooge; "His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"
enter - come on stage
support - play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
star - be the star in a performance
appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
co-star - be the co-star in a performance
ham, ham it up, overact, overplay - exaggerate one's acting
underact, underplay - act (a role) with great restraint
upstage - at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage"
downstage - at or toward the front of the stage; "the actors moved further and further downstage"
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An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson.
Generally he was extremely polite and full of gay humour, and in all his life had had but one passion,--that of dramatic art.
The classes will be conducted by the Dubai-based Centre Stage Arts, and will offer trainees the chance to receive a certificate from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Helen - who has a daughter with Celtic star Scott Sinclair - completed a course at London's Royal Academy for Dramatic Art.
Coburn, this two-hander really is a slip of a thing, elevated to dramatic art by captivating Broadway performances from two of the most enchanting actors you'd ever hope to see on the same stage.
Financial services provider Barclays announced on Thursday that it has provided a GBP6m loan to LAMDA, the London Academy for Music & Dramatic Art.
Sally, 20, of Norton, can look forward to a glittering career on stage and screen as she prepares to graduate from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in July.
Sir Kenneth, 51, met the monarch when she saw him play Hamlet as a 19-year-old student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1980.
This accompanying Hanover Street location included facilities in which Mrs Harold Ackerley and her school of speech and dramatic art was based.
But Watson has insisted that Cebrian is just a friend she met at London's Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (RADA) years ago.
The youngsters from Elliott Clarke School of Dance and Dramatic Art in Liverpool met the lead soprano yesterday.
The 30-year-old graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998, and previously starred in BBC drama David Copperfield and The Lost World.