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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. Performs Actions of the Play






2. Exaggerated comedy derived from situations






3. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy






4. Rebellion against melodrama and romanticism - more based on character's psychological journey - controversial subject matter






5. Gas lights - etc.






6. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor






7. Major character at odds with social expectations






8. Wrote 'The Republic' about people who would be allowed in his society






9. Time (play had to take place within a 24 hour period) - place (the whole play must take place in a single location) - and action (single plot)






10. Relates to the emotional response that the play creates






11. Works published before 1923






12. Non-profit and sells a full season theatre






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






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






15. Major character at odds with social expectations






16. Person who embodies a character on stage






17. In ancient Greece - the audience seating area at floor level immediately in front of the stage






18. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






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






20. Based on the lives of the saints






21. A drafting of the set as seen from overhead






22. Occurs when something important is found - learned - or realized - during the action of the play






23. Oedipus - Antigone - added 3rd actor






24. A group of actors - not just one star






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






26. A>B>C>D






27. Planned actor movement






28. Artistic decisions meant to communicate a specific interpretation to the audience






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






30. Linear events progress forward in time






31. Meetings before casting - brainstorming - shaping work into a unified concept






32. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






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






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






35. Six elements - catharsis






36. Stock characters (servants - masters - lovers)






37. Drawn by eccentricities of major character






38. Medea - The Bacchae






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






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






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






42. Linear events progress forward in time






43. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)






44. 'Father of Realism'






45. Planned actor movement






46. Audience observes from a similar viewpoint






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






48. Focused on thought - controversial






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






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