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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. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






2. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






3. Movement of art and literature in 16th century - based on Greek and Roman works






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






5. A drafting of the set as seen from overhead






6. Moscow arts theatre - ensemble acting - psychological evaluation of character






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






8. A type of performance in which dialogue and action are not planned ahead of time and written down - but are made of on the spot by the actors






9. Amateur theatre in which shows are created by residents of a particular area who come together without being part of a professional or academic institution






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






11. Historically accurate costumes and scenery






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






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






14. Performs Actions of the Play






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






16. Production of plays in schools at primary - secondary - undergraduate - and graduate levels






17. Suggest - distort - or abstract reality - deliberately incomplete - impossible in real life






18. Was poetry for many years






19. The actual meaning of the dialogue behind the words spoken






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






21. Rhyming






22. Planned actor movement






23. Controls the environment in the theatre






24. Units of action that build emotional intensity






25. Born in Stafford Upon Avon - studied Latin in school - wrote 30 plays






26. Verse






27. Serious and comedic qualities are mixed






28. Italians






29. Appearance of truth






30. Not many props or detailed scenery






31. Causes trouble for the main character






32. Greek - actor






33. The standard tool for casting a production






34. 500-1800 people






35. A specialist in finding actors for specific roles






36. Information needed to understand the play






37. Visible light source on stage






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






39. Occurs when a line of action suddenly veers to the opposite






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






41. The standard tool for casting a production






42. Grammatically based






43. 500-1800 people






44. Shows that are produced to earn a profit for investors






45. A group of actors - not just one star






46. 'Emotion over intellect' - made to assault the senses - developed by Antonin Artaud






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






48. England's type of theatre






49. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)






50. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor