Test Answers on theatre

Theatre Appreciation UNO. Performance spaces, dramatic structure

the relationship between the performer and the audience. The most significant difference between film and theatre is It was not until the twenty-first century that theatrical techniques were affected by global influences. Which of the following statements about theatrical history is NOT correct? regional theatre. Permanent, professional, non-profit theatres that offer first-class to their audiences […]

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Theatre Exam #2: Chapter 6

The order and process of developing a design for a play could be summarized bv the following steps reading the play, researching, imagining, creating a physical presentation, collaborating, approving for the budget, ensuring viability, and implementing Realistic costuming took over when which of the following became a major guiding principle in drama? historical accuracy Which […]

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Theatre 101 Chapters 5&6

As I traverse the stage in a direction away from the audience, I am traveling __________ upstage Which statement best describes the end of the director’s involvement with the play? The director may still change aspects of the play during previews or the run, but primarily has given over responsibility to the audience Which of […]

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A Raisin In The Sun Study Guide Act 1

Act 1 Scene 1 Summary -Friday South Side of Chicago has two bedrooms—one for Mama and Beneatha, and one for Ruth and Walter Lee. Travis sleeps on the couch in the living room. -The only window is in their small kitchen, and they share a bathroom in the hall with their neighbors. Beneatha gets up […]

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Chapter 9 – Theatre 102

Sanford Meisner acting teacher and director acting is \”living truthfully in imagined circumstances\” KEVIN DOES NOT LIKE THIS DEFINITION — look at definition of actors job what does an actor do (3) 1. selects sensory responses (bothy physiological and emotional) 2. selected behavior pertinent to a characters needs 3. given circumstances the actors goal to […]

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Theatre Ch 11

Performance studies is a form of criticism that rates the \”performance\” of different plays based on how \”perform-able\” they are FALSE which of the following is the journalist critic’s principal job qualification? writing ability an audience member’s aesthetic sensibility & response is… a composite of many individual reactions and therefore subjective the presence of a […]

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Intro to Drama: Final (Modern Theatre 1915-1945)

Back Ground of 1915-1945 WWI-first modern war; employed new artillery firepower and technology; 17 million total deaths, 20 million wounded, and many soldiers returning home with shell shock leading to feelings of disillusionment about the steady moral improvement and progress of human society Russian Revolution- establishes Soviet Union Depression Rise of Totalitarianism in Europe Rise […]

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Theatre Final, Dr. Green, Davidson College

when did Ballet emerge? From where? Ballet emerges from the theatrical practices of the Royal Courts of Europe, in Renaissance Italy. Specifically, to the Intermezzi, which happened in between acts of Operas. Court Dancing Master New role of Court Dancing Master: had a significant role in serving royal families, organizing the steps of the dances, […]

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THEATRE VOCAB

question blackface answer black makeup used by white performers playing black characters, as in minstrel shows question cross-cultural theatre answer Theatre that joins contrasting ideas — whether staging techniques or myths and rituals — from diverse cultures into a single work in order to find parallels between cultures and promote cultural pluralism question culture answer […]

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Theatre – World Literature

question Gustav Freytag answer Surveyed to find common storytelling elements and developed a triangle question Exposition answer What happens before the play begins and happens between scenes and off stage question Climax answer Point of greatest dramatic tension question Denoument answer The unwinding (gradual or not) of rising action complications question Resolution answer How things […]

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theatre 4 – Flashcard

question multi-focus environments, where something is going on in more than one playing area simultaneously answer created and found spaces question in which of the following is the playing space in the center of a square or circle answer arena stage question elaborate scenery impossible bc it would block view of spectators answer arena stage […]

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Theatre Chap 3

question Multifocus environments, where something is going on in more than one playing area simultaneously answer Created and found spaces question In which of the following is playing space in the center of a square or circle, with seats for spectators all around answer Arena Stage question Elaborate scenery is impossible, because it would block […]

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Theatre – Flashcard

question Audience response to a performance can be affected by..? answer other audience members, the size and shape of the auditorium, and each audience members imagination and concentration question true or false: A reader may re-read, reflect, and sustain several possible interpretations of a line, scene or entire play, but the playgoer experiences the action […]

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Theatre Chapter 14

question commedia dell’arte answer Originating in sixteenth century Italy, traveling acting companies that presented broad, improvisationa comedy and were popular throughout Europe between 1550 and 1750 question Arlecchino/Harlequin answer A figure in commedia dell’arte; the crafty servant of Patalone. His costume is covered with multicolored lozenges that represent the patches he used to repair his […]

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Theatre Chap 4

question Multifocus environments, where something is going on in more than one playing area simultaneously answer Created and found spaces question Also known as a “picture-frame” stage because it resembles a large picture frame through which the audience looks answer Proscenium stage question Playing space is in the center of a square or circle, with […]

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theatre – Flashcard Test Answers

question the development of aesthetic standards include answer all question reviews of Broadway shows are written answer the night the show opens question new scholarly criticism considers answer social/political question among the questions that critics ask are answer what is the playwright trying to do question t/f the aim of great play writing is to […]

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Theatre Exam 2

question group dynamics answer the functioning of humans when they come together into groups question paper the house answer to give away a lot of free tickets to the families and friends of cast members to make it appear as thought the performance is well attended question willing suspension of disbelief answer we admit that […]

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Intro to Theatre

question Wilson states that theatre has a “special nature” that helps it survive in today’s world of film and television. While there are many factors that contribute to theatre’s survival, the most important is, perhaps, the fact that theatre is… answer Live question While in the theatre, the audience is always in the presence of […]

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Theatre Final Study Questions

question Parades, juggling, pantomime, and street carnivals may all be considered theatrical entertainments. answer True question Audience taste may significantly influence what is performed, how it is performed, and where it is performed answer True question Which statement best describes “willing suspension of disbelief”? answer a. A dynamic in which the audience agrees to accept […]

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Introduction to the Theatre

question In Elinor Fuchs article, “EF’s Visit to a Small Planet: Some questions to ask a play,” Fuchs asserts that “before making judgements, we must _________” answer Ask Questions question According to Krutch, “It is impossible to write tragedy today in modern times because we consider human being too petty to be capable of tragic […]

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Intro to theatre Mid term

question Which statement best describes “willing suspension of disbelief”? answer A dynamic in which the audience agrees to accept the fictional world of the play on an imaginative level while knowing it to be untrue. question In the statement “A performs B for C” which of the following is NOT a component of “A”? answer […]

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