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Theatre Appreciation 2

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Passageways located underneath the seating that generally give access to the stage. (there are some in Maybee theatre






2. 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






3. 'seeing place'






4. Director champions intention of playwright






5. Physical commedy






6. 'dancing space'






7. Recognize plays as intellectual property of playwright






8. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights






9. Handles business aspects of show






10. Directors who operate with total control






11. Physical commedy






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






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






14. Saint's plays






15. Spoken words






16. Attributed to writing over 700 plays






17. Oversees artistic aspects of show






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






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






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






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






22. Action - place - time






23. Author of play






24. Sentences/paragraph structure






25. A group of performers working together vocally and physically. A chorus of approximately 12-15 singer-dancers who interacted with and responded to the actors was an important element of ancient Greek theatre.






26. Causal play structure. A ? B ? C






27. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






28. The stage area closest to the audience; on the raked stage of the Renaissance theatres - the stage literally sloped downward as it got closer to the audience






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






30. 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






31. Generally rhyming






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






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






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






35. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected






36. Who or what opposes the central character






37. Seats less than 100; amateur.






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






39. An actor/audience configuration in which the audience completely surrounds the performance area






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






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






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






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






44. 'seeing place'






45. Fee for each performance






46. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






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






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






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






50. Central character