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Theatre Appreciation 2

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. Sentences/paragraph structure






2. Body - voice - mind






3. Creates a visual home for the play






4. Biblical stories. From word Misterium meaning crafts/guild






5. Standard tool for casting productions






6. A picture created by a designer to communicate with other production personnel






7. Called for naturalism - claiming that plays should show a 'slice of life'






8. Seats 100-500; professional






9. Handles business aspects of show






10. Plot - character - thought - language - music - spectacle






11. Grecian attributed to writing the first tragedies then acting in them.






12. Sentences/paragraph structure






13. Pioneer of realism who challenged audiences to face their personal demons






14. The area farthest away from the audience






15. Seats 100-500; professional






16. Recognize plays as intellectual property of playwright






17. Passageways located underneath the seating that generally give access to the stage. (there are some in Maybee theatre






18. Theatre where Shakespeare's company of actors worked primarily






19. Didn't support theater. Believed a convincing actor was harmful to society






20. Attempts to represent reality on stage






21. Who or what opposes the central character






22. Set at an angle. Early proscenium theatres featured a raked stage: the stage was elevated much higher at the back of the stage (upstage) than closer to the stage (downstage). Modern designers sometimes build a raked stage for a particular production






23. Helps establish mood - place - & intensity with the use of light






24. An actor/ audience configuration in which the audience is on only one side of the performance area; all audience members face the same direction.






25. Author of play






26. A chart that records items of clothing worn by each actor in each scene of the play






27. Spoken words






28. Central character






29. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






30. Didn't support theater. Believed a convincing actor was harmful to society






31. Silhouette (overall shape) - color - texture - accent






32. A picture created by a designer to communicate with other production personnel






33. The actors recall of sights - sounds - touch - and smell from specific past events.






34. Father of Epic theater - wanted people to think about what they were seeing - alienation effect.






35. When line of action suddenly switches






36. Plays performed by the clergy in latin as part of the worship service in Christian monasteries and cathedrals during the Middle Ages.






37. Father of Epic theater - wanted people to think about what they were seeing - alienation effect.






38. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance






39. Art that pushes recognized boundaries






40. Changeable scenery for specific plays (tragedies - comedies - pastoral tragicomedies). Appeared as early as 1508 and standardized approaches to such scenery were popularized by Sebastian Serlio. Ex: Wings - flats






41. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






42. Second round of auditions to which specific actors are invited






43. Physical commedy






44. A musical play that tells a story and has spoken words as well as songs






45. Changeable scenery for specific plays (tragedies - comedies - pastoral tragicomedies). Appeared as early as 1508 and standardized approaches to such scenery were popularized by Sebastian Serlio. Ex: Wings - flats






46. Secondary line of action






47. Who or what opposes the central character






48. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






49. Seats 500-1800; professional.






50. Humanity's struggle with good and evil