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






2. Top of stage






3. England's type of theatre






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






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






6. Professional - but all proceeds go back into the theatre - may require grants/donations






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






8. Information needed to understand the play






9. Writer and first actor






10. Experimental - popular between 1890's-1960's






11. Audience watches from 3 sides






12. 19th century - action - thrillers - domestic stories of love and divorce






13. A>B>C>D






14. Performs Actions of the Play






15. A picture of the scene from the audience perspective






16. Visible light source on stage






17. Emotional release






18. High point of action






19. A>B>C>D






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






21. In the middle ages - wagons with scenery used in professional staging






22. Events that set off a major conflict






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






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






25. Meetings before casting - brainstorming - shaping work into a unified concept






26. Busiest person in the theatre






27. Reality (violence happens offstage) - morality (needs to teach a moral lesson) - and universality






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






29. A picture of the scene from the audience perspective






30. Greek - actor






31. Plot - Character - Thought - Language - Music - Spectacle






32. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






33. Italians






34. The audience seating are 'sitting place'






35. The Clouds - The Frogs - Lysistrata






36. Rejection of neoclassicism -






37. Verse






38. 100-499 people






39. High point of action






40. 'Father of Realism'






41. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






42. A group of performers working together vocally and physically






43. Evokes emotions of pity and fear - serious - ends unhappily






44. Plot - Character - Thought - Language - Music - Spectacle






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






46. Amateur theatre in which shows are created by residents of a particular area who come together without being part of a professional or academic institution






47. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






48. Scenery - costume - lighting - rhythm - movement - composition






49. Major character at odds with social expectations






50. Practical considerations - atmosphere - visual images.