The Art of Theater Ch. 14

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During the Renaissance many people thought ancient Greek plays were entirely sung. This led to what new type of theatre?
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Commedia dell’arte
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During the Renaissance some scholars idolized the Romans and Greeks; they rejected the traditional curriculum of theology and instead studied the classical subjects. These scholars were called?
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The Students of Humanities
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During the Renaissance the theatre turned to Aristotle for laws regarding dramatic structure. Scholars came up with three unbreakable rules, which they called the Unities—a form of “classical correctness.” Which of the following is NOT one of the unities?
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The unity of tragedy
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In Shakespeare’s day acting companies were often accused of being vagabonds.
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True
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Which playwright killed an actor but got out of jail by pleading “benefit of clergy?”
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Ben Jonson
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Mary Frith was charged by an ecclesiastical authority for acting on stage—what was so unusual about her performance?
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Women were not allowed on stage at that time
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During the Renaissance there was a lack of theatres in Paris, so where were plays often performed?
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Tennis courts
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The Enlightenment led to what to new types of theatre?
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Domestic tragedies and sentimental comedies
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What happened to the actors who staged the first play in what would later become the United States?
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They were arrested
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During the Renaissance, three broad categories of theatre came to dominate Europe. Which of the following does not belong?
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Fine art
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Commedia dell’arte, though popular throughout all of Europe, has its roots in _____.
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Italy
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_____ is the leading man in the commedia dell’arte.
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Innamorata
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Calderon is one of Spain’s most popular playwrights. His play, _____, is regarded by some as the Hamlet of the Golden Age of Spanish drama.
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Life is a Dream
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Which of the following Elizabethan playwrights wrote an infamous play based on the life of Faust?
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Christopher Marlow

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