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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Movement of art and literature in 16th century - based on Greek and Roman works






2. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright






3. Linear events progress forward in time






4. Practitioners do not rely on theatrical activity for their livelihood






5. What characters do - what characters say about themselves - what others say about them






6. A group of actors - not just one star






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






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






9. A group of performers working together vocally and physically






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






11. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






12. Blend of union and non-union actors - sometimes housed in non-traditional locations






13. Audience watches from 3 sides






14. Visible light source on stage






15. A>B>C>D






16. Causes trouble for the main character






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






18. An entrance to elevated seating for the audience that runs underneath the audience and comes up to empty to the seating area






19. Writer and first actor






20. Blend of union and non-union actors - sometimes housed in non-traditional locations






21. Experimented with symbolism in an unconventional setting






22. 'Storm and stress'






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






24. Italians






25. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor






26. Units of action that build emotional intensity






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






28. Someone who writes plays






29. Causes trouble for the main character






30. Works published before 1923






31. Silhouette - color - texture - accent






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






33. Historically accurate costumes and scenery






34. Moscow arts theatre - ensemble acting - psychological evaluation of character






35. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy






36. Thomas Aquinas - literature can be dispersed at a faster rate






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






38. Used alienation to encourage distance






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






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






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






42. Medea - The Bacchae






43. Grammatically based






44. Feel more in stage acting.






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






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






47. A fee for each performance






48. Moscow arts theatre - ensemble acting - psychological evaluation of character






49. Information needed to understand the play






50. Stock characters (servants - masters - lovers)