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Theatre Appreciation 2

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Bertolt Brecht; wanted audience to think about what they were seeing rather than blindly feel. Accomplished by interrupting dramatic moments.






2. Action - place - time






3. Attributed to writing over 700 plays






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






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






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






7. Spoken words






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






9. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






10. 'dancing space'






11. Artistic decisions meant to communicate a specific interpretation of a play to the audience.






12. Person in charge of artistic aspect of theater production






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






14. Secondary line of action






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






16. : a specialist in finding actors for specific roles who assists the director in some professional productions






17. Designs costumes for the show






18. In charge of communication and call cues. 'Busiest person in theater.'






19. Handles business aspects of show






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






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






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






23. Humanity's struggle with good and evil






24. 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






25. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






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






27. Central character






28. 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






29. Planned actor movement






30. Invented by the Italians - a large open arch that marks the primary division between audience and performance space in a proscenium space. The proscenium arch frames the action of the play for the audience and limits the view of backstage areas






31. Named after craftsmen. Had travelling players - masked performers - physical comedy - and stock characters






32. Commercial (meant to make profit). Non-profit (profits go to production of future plays. May be professional or amateur.)






33. A movement that rejected nearly every aspect of neoclassicism - celebrated the natural world - and valued intense emotion and individuality.






34. A specialist in dramatic literature and theatre history who serves as a consultant for production






35. Named after craftsmen. Had travelling players - masked performers - physical comedy - and stock characters






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






37. Invented by the Italians - a large open arch that marks the primary division between audience and performance space in a proscenium space. The proscenium arch frames the action of the play for the audience and limits the view of backstage areas






38. Actor in 5th century Greece






39. Historical accuracy






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






41. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






42. The most popular form of performance in the 20th century






43. : a specialist in finding actors for specific roles who assists the director in some professional productions






44. Sentences/paragraph structure






45. Central character






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






47. To control the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information






48. Body - voice - mind






49. Creates a soundtrack to support the show. It may be recorded or live






50. To control the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information