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Theatre Appreciation

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Proscenium space






2. Medea - The Bacchae






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






4. Controls the environment in the theatre






5. Collection of mystery plays - performed outdoors - festivals lasted 1-25 days






6. A group of actors - not just one star






7. A>B>C>D






8. Used alienation to encourage distance






9. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






10. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






11. Rejection of neoclassicism -






12. Works published before 1923






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






14. Person who embodies a character on stage






15. Feel more in stage acting.






16. Requires actors to call on personal memories of situations similar to those of their characters






17. Practitioners do not rely on theatrical activity for their livelihood






18. Naturalism - throw away traditional structure - 'slice of life'






19. Emile Zola - throws away traditional structure - 'slice of life'






20. Part of What is included in the text






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






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






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






24. Requires actors to call on personal memories of situations similar to those of their characters






25. Someone who writes plays






26. Busiest person in the theatre






27. Proscenium arch/stage






28. A group of actors - not just one star






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






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






31. Recognizes plays as intellectual property of the playwright






32. Two or more opposing forces working towards different goals






33. Imitation of character and action






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






35. Main character






36. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






37. Serious and comedic qualities are mixed






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






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






40. Psychological separation - or a sense of detachment






41. 100-499 people






42. High point of action






43. Plays with a moral message - good vs. evil






44. Stock characters (servants - masters - lovers)






45. Controls the environment in the theatre






46. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






47. Not many props or detailed scenery






48. Play reenacting biblical stories






49. 'Storm and stress'






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