theatre 3 Flashcard

the word criticize has at least two meanings, one is to find fault another is to
understand and appraise
a question that is NOT one of the criteria by which to judge a play and a production is
“were the intentions appreciated by the audience”
criticism that not only describes what has been done but offers advice or comments about how is should be is
prescriptive
criticism that attempts to describe as clearly and accurately as possible what is happening in a play or performance
descriptive
aristotle wrote primarily
descriptive criticism
horace wrote primarily
prescriptive criticism
a critic might offer background information about the
all of the above – playwright, subject matter, style of production
a critic usually has more ____ than a reviewer
all of the above – time,space,knowledge
which of the following usually works for a television station, a newspaper, or a magazine and reports on what occurred at the theatre?
reviewer
which of the following attempts to go into greater detail in describing or analyzing a theatre event
critic
which of the following will often try to explain how the theatre even fits into a category or genre or into the body of the playwright’s work
critic
restricted by time, space, or both?
reviewer
which of the following is frequently limited in terms of experience and theatrical background?
reviewer
attempts to analyze a theatre event very closely
critic
ebert and roeper
reviewers
might offer an opinion about whether or not the event is worth seeing
both reviewer and critic
which of the following attempts to put the theatre event into a large context
critic
NOT a responsibility of a dramaturge?
production research to determine the style of the play that the director will employ
collective mind is created when a large number of people are gathered into a group, background of the individual spectator has little to do with the theatre experience
true
women comprised the largest part of the audience in ancient greece
false
bc artists are often accused of being antisocial or enemies of the state the art they produce is often unrelated to society
true
federal theatre project was created in the 1970s by national endowment for the arts as a way of promoting native american theatre productions
true
art may questions societies views or reaffirm them
true
while the latter part of the fifth century bce in greece is considered to be a golden age for politics
true
during the elizabethan era, women were barred from performing on the legitimate stage
true
bringing together of cultures by population shifts and swift global communication
true
although their mutual societies were vastly different both the greek and elizabethan theaters shared a strong connection
true
knowledge of the play or playwright is rarely necessary
true
while broadway theaters are within the district near times square
true
until the early 1950s most new plays written in the US originated in regional theatres
true

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