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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. The area farthest away from the audience






2. A movement of the late 19th century championing the depiction of everyday life on the stage and the frank treatment of social problems in the theatre. The plays of Henrick Ibsen of the 1870s were important in establishing a dramatic style for realism






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






4. Biblical stories. From word Misterium meaning crafts/guild






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






6. Person in charge of artistic aspect of theater production






7. First director






8. Style of production that acknowledges theatricality and does not attempt to created the impression of 'real life' on the stage. Presentational scenery - costumes - and lighting may suggest - distort - or even abstract reality. Presentational acting m






9. Greatest dramatist of all time






10. 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






11. Spoken words






12. A dramatic genre featuring a conflict between good and bad characters - fast paced action - a spectacular climax - and poetic justice






13. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected






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






15. A movement that rejected nearly every aspect of neoclassicism - celebrated the natural world - and valued intense emotion and individuality.






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






17. Idea/script - sets - lights - costumes - props - performers






18. Push idea of reality - morality - and universality






19. When line of action suddenly switches






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






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






22. Silhouette (overall shape) - color - texture - accent






23. 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






24. Attributed to writing over 700 plays






25. A musical play that tells a story and has spoken words as well as songs






26. Was in favor of theater






27. First director






28. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






29. Idea/script - sets - lights - costumes - props - performers






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






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






32. Pioneer of realism who challenged audiences to face their personal demons






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






34. Collection of mystery plays






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






36. Humanity's struggle with good and evil






37. Director champions intention of playwright






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






39. A movement of the late 19th century championing the depiction of everyday life on the stage and the frank treatment of social problems in the theatre. The plays of Henrick Ibsen of the 1870s were important in establishing a dramatic style for realism






40. Psychological separation - or a sense of detachment; the recognition that what happens on stage is not reality; literally - 'the distance of art'






41. Actor in 5th century Greece






42. A movement that rejected nearly every aspect of neoclassicism - celebrated the natural world - and valued intense emotion and individuality.






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






44. A dramatic genre featuring a conflict between good and bad characters - fast paced action - a spectacular climax - and poetic justice






45. Seats 100-500; professional






46. God of wine and fertility






47. Emotional identification. Refers to audience participation






48. To control the environment in the theatre - influence audience's emotional involvement - and communicate information






49. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected






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