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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. The era we are currently in






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






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






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






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






6. Rhyming






7. Causes trouble for the main character






8. Ideas within the play






9. The period of work in which the show is made ready for the stage.






10. Non-profit and sells a full season theatre






11. Drawn by eccentricities of major character






12. Drawn by eccentricities of major character






13. Major character at odds with social expectations






14. Physical comedy that became popular with the downslide of religious theatre






15. Events progress forward in time






16. Medea - The Bacchae






17. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates






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






19. Movement of art and literature in 16th century - based on Greek and Roman works






20. Suggest - distort - or abstract reality - deliberately incomplete - impossible in real life






21. Secondary line of action that is included in the plot/story






22. 500-1800 people






23. The person in charge of the artistic aspects of theatrical production






24. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






25. Proscenium arch/stage






26. Serious and comedic qualities are mixed






27. Humorous - objective view point






28. Appearance of truth






29. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright






30. A group of actors - not just one star






31. Emotional release






32. Units of action that build emotional intensity






33. 'Storm and stress'






34. Actors do not acknowledge the presence of an audience






35. Two or more opposing forces working towards different goals






36. Someone who writes plays






37. Rejection of neoclassicism -






38. 'The Well Made Play' Credited with writing in between 440-500 plays - featured a melodramatic strategy






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






40. Events that set off a major conflict






41. Drop in emotional intensity following the climax






42. The standard tool for casting a production






43. Artistic decisions meant to communicate a specific interpretation to the audience






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






45. Secondary line of action that is included in the plot/story






46. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)






47. Busiest person in the theatre






48. Italians






49. A type of performance in which dialogue and action are not planned ahead of time and written down - but are made of on the spot by the actors






50. 19th century - action - thrillers - domestic stories of love and divorce