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






2. Planned actor movement






3. Author of play






4. When line of action suddenly switches






5. Fee for each performance






6. Standard tool for casting productions






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






8. Designs costumes for the show






9. Historical accuracy






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






11. Theatre where Shakespeare's company of actors worked primarily






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






13. Wrote the Orestia which is the only surviving trilogy






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






15. A picture created by a designer to communicate with other production personnel






16. 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






17. Father of Epic theater - wanted people to think about what they were seeing - alienation effect.






18. Actor in 5th century Greece






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






20. created by Augest von Schegel - the replacement of neoclassical structure: form should be directed by subject matter - not classical precedent. Romantics were fascinated with natural forces - the unexplainable - gothic - and mystical. Romantics drama






21. Greatest dramatist of all time






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






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






24. Action - place - time






25. Sentences/paragraph structure






26. Group of influential - educated Renaissance playwrights






27. Oversees the entire production crew - rehearsals & performance






28. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






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






30. The area farthest away from the audience






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






32. Scenery






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






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






35. Actor in 5th century Greece






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






37. Fee for each performance






38. 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






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






40. Seats 100-500; professional






41. Collection of mystery plays






42. A drafting of the plan of the set as seen from overhead. A ground plan shows where any scenic pieces or set props (such as furniture) are to be placed






43. Physical commedy






44. Action - place - time






45. Handles business aspects of show






46. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






47. Director champions intention of playwright






48. Was in favor of theater






49. Theatre where Shakespeare's company of actors worked primarily






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