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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Imitation of character and action






2. Based on the lives of the saints






3. Rejection of neoclassicism -






4. Was poetry for many years






5. Audience watches from 3 sides






6. Greek - actor






7. Not many props or detailed scenery






8. The first director






9. Scenery - costume - lighting - rhythm - movement - composition






10. Someone who writes plays






11. Historically accurate costumes and scenery






12. 500-1800 people






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






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






15. Organization of action






16. Ideas within the play






17. Non-profit and sells a full season theatre






18. 'Storm and stress'






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






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






21. The recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events






22. Proscenium space






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






24. Fast paced - uses reversal and discovery






25. Focused on thought - controversial






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






27. Bottom of stage (closest to audience)






28. Humorous - objective view point






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






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






31. Events that set off a major conflict






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






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






34. Part of What is included in the text






35. Non-profit and sells a full season theatre






36. To see something in a 3 dimensional way






37. Experimental - popular between 1890's-1960's






38. 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






39. 500-1800 people






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






41. Controls the environment in the theatre






42. Stick used to add noise to physical comedy






43. Not many props or detailed scenery






44. Medea - The Bacchae






45. Psychological separation - or a sense of detachment






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






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






48. Does not acknowledge the presence of an audience






49. 'New Comedy' wrote The Grouch






50. Grammatically based