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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. Space can be manipulated to suit the production






2. Time (play had to take place within a 24 hour period) - place (the whole play must take place in a single location) - and action (single plot)






3. A group of performers working together vocally and physically






4. A>B>C>D






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






6. Units of action that build emotional intensity






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






8. Medea - The Bacchae






9. Units of action that build emotional intensity






10. The Clouds - The Frogs - Lysistrata






11. 'Father of Realism'






12. The standard tool for casting a production






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






14. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






15. To see something in a 3 dimensional way






16. An individual that aids the director in researching the play and its historical time period






17. Actors do not acknowledge the presence of an audience






18. The audience seating are 'sitting place'






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






20. Drop in emotional intensity following the climax






21. Six elements - catharsis






22. England's type of theatre






23. Practical considerations - atmosphere - visual images.






24. A drafting of the set as seen from overhead






25. Focused on thought - controversial






26. Italians






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






28. Writer and first actor






29. Someone who writes plays






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






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






32. Feel more in stage acting.






33. Visible light source on stage






34. Space can be manipulated to suit the production






35. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates






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






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






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






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






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






41. 500-1800 people






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






43. In ancient Greece - a stage house upstage from the circular orchestra






44. Imitation of character and action






45. Linear events progress forward in time






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






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






48. Audience watches from 3 sides






49. Top of stage






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