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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. Thomas Aquinas - literature can be dispersed at a faster rate






2. Non-profit and sells a full season theatre






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






4. Series of short stories






5. Used alienation to encourage distance






6. Imitation of character and action






7. What characters do - what characters say about themselves - what others say about them






8. A group of actors - not just one star






9. A drafting of the set as seen from overhead






10. Works published before 1923






11. Visible light source on stage






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






13. Italians






14. Thomas Aquinas - literature can be dispersed at a faster rate






15. Space can be manipulated to suit the production






16. Verse






17. Audience watches from 3 sides






18. Linear events progress forward in time






19. Emotional identification - sense of identification with the character






20. Information needed to understand the play






21. Secondary line of action that is included in the plot/story






22. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates






23. Historically accurate costumes and scenery






24. Performs Actions of the Play






25. Feel more in stage acting.






26. Person who embodies a character on stage






27. Business aspect of theatre: House manager - box office manager - ushers






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






29. England's type of theatre






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






31. Proscenium arch/stage






32. Major character at odds with social expectations






33. Actors do not acknowledge the presence of an audience






34. Professional - but all proceeds go back into the theatre - may require grants/donations






35. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright






36. A specialist in finding actors for specific roles






37. Silhouette - color - texture - accent






38. A drawing created by the lighting designer showing where each lighting instrument is to be hung






39. Drop in emotional intensity following the climax






40. What characters do - what characters say about themselves - what others say about them






41. An individual that aids the director in researching the play and its historical time period






42. Fast paced - uses reversal and discovery






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






44. Psychological separation - or a sense of detachment






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






46. Performs Actions of the Play






47. 'The Well Made Play' Credited with writing in between 440-500 plays - featured a melodramatic strategy






48. Events that set off a major conflict






49. The person in charge of the financial business and aspects of a production.






50. Actors do not acknowledge the presence of an audience