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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Causes trouble for the main character






2. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright






3. Proscenium space






4. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






5. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






6. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)






7. Someone who writes plays






8. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






9. A picture of the scene from the audience perspective






10. Emile Zola - throws away traditional structure - 'slice of life'






11. Gas lights - etc.






12. Humorous - objective view point






13. In a proscenium space - spaces offstage to the left and right for actors - crew - and scenery not yet in the visible performance space






14. Performs Actions of the Play






15. Audience watches from 3 sides






16. Exaggerated comedy derived from situations






17. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates






18. Focused on thought - controversial






19. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy






20. In ancient Greece - the audience seating area at floor level immediately in front of the stage






21. The Clouds - The Frogs - Lysistrata






22. Main character






23. Rebellion against melodrama and romanticism - more based on character's psychological journey - controversial subject matter






24. The era we are currently in






25. Occurs when a line of action suddenly veers to the opposite






26. The person in charge of the financial business and aspects of a production.






27. Imitation of character and action






28. Someone who writes plays






29. Gas lights - etc.






30. Rejection of neoclassicism -






31. Born in Stafford Upon Avon - studied Latin in school - wrote 30 plays






32. A group of educated men from Oxford and Cambridge Who wrote and performed for the professional public theatre






33. Less than 100 people - experimental theatre - not exactly commercial






34. Used alienation to encourage distance






35. Shows that are produced to earn a profit for investors






36. A second or later round of auditions to which specific actors are invited






37. Occurs when something important is found - learned - or realized - during the action of the play






38. A drawing created by the lighting designer showing where each lighting instrument is to be hung






39. The Oresteia - only surviving Greek trilogy - added 2nd actor






40. Verse






41. 100-499 people






42. Audience observes from a similar viewpoint






43. Six elements - catharsis






44. Events that set off a major conflict






45. Emotional release






46. Wrote 'The Republic' about people who would be allowed in his society






47. Works published before 1923






48. Causes trouble for the main character






49. Play reenacting biblical stories






50. Was poetry for many years