Theatre

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1.    The dithyrambos was?
-      An ancient, drunk, dance-chant fertility ritual that celebrated...
1.    Kabuki is mainly a director’s theatre.
-      False
The Renaissance was characterized by which of the following?
-      A renewed interest in classical (Greek and Roman) civilization.
1.    In Mandarin, Chinese Opera is called xiqu, which means?
“Tuneful theatre
1.    The most comprehensive and detailed theatrical treatise of the ancient...
the Sanskrit Natyasastra, or “treatise on theatre
1.    Rome’s greatest contribution to the theatre was 
Their architecture of the theatre space
1.    The Royal era was characterized by the aristocracy’s support of...
-      False
Which of the following CANNOT be said of Shakespeare
-      He wrote only for the court of Elizabeth I.
1.    Ancient Egypt’s Abydos Passion Play and other texts of...
Ritualized reenactments of the coming of spring and celebration of rebirth
The term “Middle Ages” describes the period of history
-      Between the fall of Rome and the coming of the Renaissance.
The primary foundations of theatre are ritual and dancing
false
Which of the following is NOT true of Greek chorus?
It offered individuals the opportunity to voice personal opinions.
Which drama, whose name means “storyplay” originated in rural villages in the province...
Kathakali.
Rome’s greatest contribution to the theatre was
Their architecture of the theatre space
Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides are the three masters of Greek           ...
true
A theatrical mansion is
A temporarily crafted stage piece that was set up in a public swuare and    ...
The central creed of the Romantic theatre was
Compassion
Which of the following is true of theatre in Asia?
A diverse tradition exists in Asian theatre.
Historically, traditional drama began when
Spoken drama was introduced into shamanistic rites.
The work of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson in England and Machiavellie and commedia dell’arte...
true
Plays of the royal theatre era are characterized by
Rational sensibilities
The ancient Greek god of fertility, wine, agriculture and sexuality was
Dionysus
The liturgical trope Quem Quaeritis
The liturgical trope Quem Quaeritis
Performers in Chinese opera are adept at singing, speech, acting and        ...
true
1.    Avant-garde means, literally, “the major assault”...
true
The chief theoretician of naturalism was Voltaire
false
1.    Eschewing realism, romanticism and rationality to create relentlessly...
-      Samuel Beckett
Which movement, whose development paralleled but was essentially independent of realism, based...
-      Naturalism
1.    The foremost American playwright, whose ventures into naturalism eventually...
-      Eugene O’Neil
1.    Which is a characteristic of realist drama?
Characters are drawn true to life and subject to their individual social states
How did Stanislavsky contribute to realist theatre
He brought realist acting to realist plots
1.    Which movement was based in the idea that, although humans search for...
-      Absurdism
1.    This theatre attempted to distance the audience by repudiating realistic...
-      Brecht’s theatre of alienation
1.    When its founders and followers deserted symbolism, the movement found...
-      Naturalism
1.    Which of the following is true of symbolism?
Through images and metaphors, symbolism explores the inner realities, which cannot be directly...
1.    Which type of drama fits the following description: the theatre becomes...
-      Metatheatre
Brecht’s alienation effects sought to enhance the audience’s engagement with the...
false
1.    Which of the following is true of the relationship between naturalism...
Naturalism paralleled but existed independently of realism and sought to eliminate every vestige...
Typical themes of the symbolist theatre include the loss of innocence and the futility of communication
true
1.    Realist theatre
-      Has had lasting effect on modern theatre.
1.    The theatre where Chekhov collaborated with Konstantin Stanislavsky is...
true
This playwright, born in Germany in 1898, emerged from World War I as a dedicated Marxist and...
-      Bertolt Brecht
1.    The founding playwright of the realist era was
-      Henrik Ibsen
1.    One convention of the realist theatre is that dialogue
-      is convention.
1.    Musical theater evolved initially as a revolt against other forms of theater,...
false
1.    Which city remains the international capital of the world’s musical...
-      New York City
1.    Which lyricist said that he barely dared “place a timid encroaching...
-      Oscar Hammerstein II
1.    The American Broadway musical dates back to
The staging of the Black Crook, a melodrama, at Niblo’s Garden in New York City in 1866...
1.    Which artist credited with changing the face of American musical, developed...
-      Stephen Sondheim
1.    The first of the choreographer-directors, trained in both ballet and acting,...
true
1.    Which of the following statements correctly characterizes the major development...
-      It marked the age of the great musical comedy.
1.    Which lyricist for Rent brought a rock and rap beat to the show’s...
-      Jonathan Larson
1.    Which of the following musicals retells the story of Romeo and Juliet...
-      West Side Story
1.    Opera bouffe is a type of lightweight, sentimental music
false
1.    Who raised dance to a new level of prominence when he developed a new...
-      Bob Fosse
The only performer to have won Tony awards in four categories—director, choreographer,...
true
1.    Which of the following is NOT a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber?
-      Miss Saigon
1.    This award-winning musical, based on a German expressionist drama, utilizes...
-      Spring Awakening
Which musical (book by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II), adapted from a gritty...
-      Show Boat
According to the textbook, what percent of Broadway box office revenue comes from musicals
80
1.    The first black musical, in 1921, to dominate a full Broadway season was...
true
1.    Which of the following musicals was conceived and directed by George C....
-      Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
Which winner of the 1998 Tony Award for the best musical, directed by avant-garde director-designer...
Lion King
1.    Which full-length black musical comedy challenged the old custom of white...
Bob Cole’s A Trip to Coontown (1898
1.    Which genre, introduced in the golden age of the musical, is characterized...
Musical drama
1.    The spectacularly successful Broadway musical that won a record-shattering...
-      The Producers
All of the following genres contributed to the growth of musical theatre EXCEPT
Boulevard theatre
The epoch-defining dance, featured in the hit show Running Wild, that started a national...
false
1.    Which American playwright created works, including Ma Rainey’s...
-      August Wilson
From a practical standpoint, theatre may be considered a conservative institution because it...
The history and conventional way of working as a theatre
1.    What description best characterizes the Borderlands Theatre?
Bilingual productions for the local Mexican-American community with minimal staging
1.    Which of the following is true of performance art?
Performance art creates a provocative association of unexpected impressions around a given...
1.    The roots of postmodern theatre can be located in the arts phenomenon...
-      Dada.
1.    This theatre, formed by Joseph Chaikin in 1963, combined social improvisation...
-      The Open Theatre
Which of the following is NOT true of the role of women in the history of drama
Women are more under-represented today in theatre than at any point since the 1650s
Postmodern theatre borrows ideas from both Beckett’s theatre of the absurd and Brecht’s...
true
Jerry Grotowski’s Towards a Poor Theatre emphasizes how performers...
false
This director/designer draws inspiration from Javanese rod puppetry, Balinese headdresses,...
-      Julia Taymor
1.    Which of the following does NOT exemplify the contemporary trend toward...
-      Plays, whichdramatize the life of the ancient playwrights account...
1.    Postmodernism relates to previous artistic movements in all the following...
Postmodern theatre attempts to illuminate the received truths of realism
1.    Some of the most historically significant and innovative theatres in the...
true
1.    If you were to join a discussion about macaronic drama, you would be chatting...
-      Include speeches in different languages.
1.    Flashbacks that are not clearly framed as such, shuttling instead between...
-      Nonlinear theatre
The extremity in artistic representation that responded to the social change of the sixties...
true
1.    Although American artists are largely protected from direct censorship...
true
1.    Founded by Luis Valdez in 1965, which contemporary Chicano theatre was...
-      Teatro Campesino
While postmodernism emphasizes self-reflection and reflections on the past, it also values...
false
1.    Professional theatres operating on significantly reduced budgets and located...
Off-Broadway
Postmodern playwrights and directors are mainly concerned with
-      The discontinuity of meaning.
1.    The emergence of spectacular theatre was facilitated mainly by
Advanced theatre technology
1.    The representation of homosexuality on stage was illegal in England as...
true
A play’s final repository is
The minds and memories of its audiences
1.    Dramatic criticism usually appears in all the following forms EXCEPT
Annotated versions of a play script used in production
1.    The journalist’s review generally is
-      Limited to a brief, immediate reaction written within a few...
1.    What word fits the definition of “that which holds the attention”?
-      Entertainment.
What form does professional dramatic criticism take
roduction reviews, scholarly works and online blogs and journals.
All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the...
true
1.    Which type of critic expresses thoughts with precision, clarity, and grace,...
-      The articulate critic
1.    Plays that deal with theatrical matter not simply as a vehicle but as...
-      Metadrama or metatheatre
1.    Scholarly critics generally write
-      Detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously researched articles...
1.    Dramaturgy is essentially a subset of directional responsibilities.
false
1.    Which is NOT one of the tasks a dramaturg may undertake in a play’s...
-      Take over for the director during the theatrical run.
1.    Scholarly dramatic criticism is itself a literary art, of which works...
true
1.    The public form of play analysis following a production is called
Dramatic criticism
Generally the playwright is more intelligent and better informed than the members of the audience
false
1.    A member of the audience may see a play from five different critical and...
Social, personal, artistic, theatrical, and entertainment value
All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the...
true
1.    An audience member’s aesthetic sensibility and response is
A composite of many individual reactions and therefore subjective
1.    The presence of a critical focus in the audience has the effect of keeping...
-      Honest.

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