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






2. 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






3. 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






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






5. Actor in 5th century Greece






6. Seats 500-1800; professional.






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






8. Saint's plays






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






10. The area farthest away from the audience






11. Greatest dramatist of all time






12. Historical accuracy






13. Author of play






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






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






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






17. Action - place - time






18. Person in charge of artistic aspect of theater production






19. A group of performers working together vocally and physically. A chorus of approximately 12-15 singer-dancers who interacted with and responded to the actors was an important element of ancient Greek theatre.






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






21. Work developed actors in realism and naturalism






22. Usher. Shows people to seats - checks tickets






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






24. Directors who operate with total control






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






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






27. Written by Aeschylus. Only surviving trilogy






28. Who or what opposes the central character






29. 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






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






31. : a specialist in finding actors for specific roles who assists the director in some professional productions






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






33. A group of performers working together vocally and physically. A chorus of approximately 12-15 singer-dancers who interacted with and responded to the actors was an important element of ancient Greek theatre.






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






35. Emotional identification. Refers to audience participation






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






37. Plays written before 1923 are no longer protected






38. Fee for each performance






39. Appearance of truth






40. Attempts to represent reality on stage






41. Recognize plays as intellectual property of playwright






42. God of wine and fertility






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






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






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






46. 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






47. Spoken words






48. When line of action suddenly switches






49. Scenery






50. Changeable scenery for specific plays (tragedies - comedies - pastoral tragicomedies). Appeared as early as 1508 and standardized approaches to such scenery were popularized by Sebastian Serlio. Ex: Wings - flats