GLOSSARY - N

name part -- a role bearing the name of the leading character in a play
naturalism -- a type of theatre performed in the late 19th and early 20th century that revolted against artificialness of acting and playscripts and showed man in all his flaws
neoclassicism -- a revival in the 17th and 18th centuries of interest in classical Greek and Roman playwrights
nose putty -- a malleable substance used to change the shpe of the nose and other facial features and to help define character through makeup
notice -- a review following a first night performance
noh plays -- classical Japanese drama having a chorus offering comments and having fewer than seven characters, all men, doing stylize acting with masks, detailed costumes and music