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what are theatrical conventions?
Source(s): Theatrical convention defention
Where as the Perfomance Style is the way in which the plot is conveyed in a peformace, sometimes to a particular philosophy of performances, or to an historical period.
Now these are just some of the Theatrical Conventions which I'v listed here, with definitions and examples :)
A freeze frame is a frozen moment of a scene. During a performance the actor freezes action and sound at a
premeditated time to enhance dramatic tension and/or to highlight an important moment in a scene. It can be
compared to pressing ‘pause’ on a video at a signifi cant moment in the narrative.
Caricature is an exaggeration of a character that is often ludicrous or grotesque. It can be comic, at times
derogatory, and with the intention of ridicule
Pathos is a state which evokes a feeling of pity or sadness in the audience, for example the power of stirring
tender or melancholy emotion. Pathos may be associated with comedy and tragedy
Satire is the use of wit and comedy to attack, denounce or deride a target. Satire exposes or questions the presence
of vice, folly, abuse or pretence. It can be achieved through the manipulation of language, caricature, parody,
parable or other comedic theatrical conventions. The satirist laughs at, punishes or questions a target and/or an
audience. The target may be an individual or a system.
HEIGHTENED USE OF LANGUAGE
Heightened use of language is poetic and exaggerated use of language. It includes the deliberate choice of words
whose syntax, alliteration and rhyming patterns enhance the dramatic statement. Intended meaning is enhanced
through the use of non-conventional and non-naturalistic dialogue.
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