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Theatre Appreciation 2

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. 'old comedy'. Lewd humor - attacks on government






2. Set at an angle. Early proscenium theatres featured a raked stage: the stage was elevated much higher at the back of the stage (upstage) than closer to the stage (downstage). Modern designers sometimes build a raked stage for a particular production






3. Purgation of pity and fear experienced upon watching theater.






4. Creates a soundtrack to support the show. It may be recorded or live






5. Sentences/paragraph structure






6. A flexible performance space (usually small) in which the actor/audience configuration can be easily changed for each production






7. Plot - character - thought - language - music - spectacle






8. Presentation style - external characteristics manipulated for desired effect - emphasis on vocal delivery






9. In the middle ages - wagons with scenery used in processional staging






10. Invented by the Italians - a large open arch that marks the primary division between audience and performance space in a proscenium space. The proscenium arch frames the action of the play for the audience and limits the view of backstage areas






11. 'old comedy'. Lewd humor - attacks on government






12. In charge of communication and call cues. 'Busiest person in theater.'






13. Commercial (meant to make profit). Non-profit (profits go to production of future plays. May be professional or amateur.)






14. Collection of mystery plays






15. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights






16. The central element of causal plot; two forces working against each other






17. Second round of auditions to which specific actors are invited






18. An actor/audience configuration in which the audience completely surrounds the performance area






19. Bertolt Brecht; wanted audience to think about what they were seeing rather than blindly feel. Accomplished by interrupting dramatic moments.






20. Grecian attributed to writing the first tragedies then acting in them.






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






22. Called for naturalism - claiming that plays should show a 'slice of life'






23. Generally rhyming






24. Controls the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information (time and place).






25. Plays performed by the clergy in latin as part of the worship service in Christian monasteries and cathedrals during the Middle Ages.






26. The most popular form of performance in the 20th century






27. Movement based on study of ancient Greek and Roman culture






28. Sentences/paragraph structure






29. Seats 100-500; professional






30. Helps establish mood - place - & intensity with the use of light






31. The central element of causal plot; two forces working against each other






32. Saint's plays






33. Fee for each performance






34. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






35. The most popular form of performance in the 20th century






36. Creates a soundtrack to support the show. It may be recorded or live






37. Attempts to represent reality on stage






38. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance






39. In the middle ages - wagons with scenery used in processional staging






40. Seats 100-500; professional






41. Emotional identification. Refers to audience participation






42. Historical accuracy






43. 'dancing space'






44. Didn't support theater. Believed a convincing actor was harmful to society






45. The stage area closest to the audience; on the raked stage of the Renaissance theatres - the stage literally sloped downward as it got closer to the audience






46. An actor/ audience configuration in which the audience is on only one side of the performance area; all audience members face the same direction.






47. Greatest dramatist of all time






48. Named after craftsmen. Had travelling players - masked performers - physical comedy - and stock characters






49. Wrote the Orestia which is the only surviving trilogy






50. Movement based on study of ancient Greek and Roman culture