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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. created by Augest von Schegel - the replacement of neoclassical structure: form should be directed by subject matter - not classical precedent. Romantics were fascinated with natural forces - the unexplainable - gothic - and mystical. Romantics drama






2. A flexible performance space (usually small) in which the actor/audience configuration can be easily changed for each production






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






4. Body (dance - martial arts) - voice (projection - articulation - breathing) - and mind (improve - script analysis - character development)






5. Standard tool for casting productions






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






7. A dramatic genre featuring a conflict between good and bad characters - fast paced action - a spectacular climax - and poetic justice






8. A movement of the late 19th century championing the depiction of everyday life on the stage and the frank treatment of social problems in the theatre. The plays of Henrick Ibsen of the 1870s were important in establishing a dramatic style for realism






9. In the middle ages - wagons with scenery used in processional staging






10. Presentation style - external characteristics manipulated for desired effect - emphasis on vocal delivery






11. Appearance of truth






12. Was in favor of theater






13. 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






14. Collection of mystery plays






15. Creates a visual home for the play






16. Controls the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information (time and place).






17. Scenery






18. Emotional identification. Refers to audience participation






19. When line of action suddenly switches






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






21. Seats 100-500; professional






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






23. Standard tool for casting productions






24. A movement of the late 19th century championing the depiction of everyday life on the stage and the frank treatment of social problems in the theatre. The plays of Henrick Ibsen of the 1870s were important in establishing a dramatic style for realism






25. The area farthest away from the audience






26. Physical commedy






27. Body - voice - mind






28. Who or what opposes the central character






29. Movement based on study of ancient Greek and Roman culture






30. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






31. Seats 500-1800; professional.






32. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






33. Saint's plays






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






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






36. Central character






37. The area farthest away from the audience






38. Causal play structure. A ? B ? C






39. 'seeing place'






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






41. God of wine and fertility






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






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






44. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






45. Fee for each performance






46. 'seeing place'






47. 'old comedy'. Lewd humor - attacks on government






48. First director






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






50. 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