Theatre

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Created Dec 11, 2012
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1.    The dithyrambos was?
 
-      An ancient, drunk, dance-chant fertility ritual that celebrated...
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1.    Kabuki is mainly a director’s theatre.
 
-      False
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The Renaissance was characterized by which of the following?
 
-      A renewed interest in classical (Greek and Roman) civilization.
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1.    In Mandarin, Chinese Opera is called xiqu, which means?
 
“Tuneful theatre
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1.    The most comprehensive and detailed theatrical treatise of the ancient...
 
the Sanskrit Natyasastra, or “treatise on theatre
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1.    Rome’s greatest contribution to the theatre was 
 
Their architecture of the theatre space
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1.    The Royal era was characterized by the aristocracy’s support of...
 
-      False
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Which of the following CANNOT be said of Shakespeare
 
-      He wrote only for the court of Elizabeth I.
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1.    Ancient Egypt’s Abydos Passion Play and other texts of...
 
Ritualized reenactments of the coming of spring and celebration of rebirth
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The term “Middle Ages” describes the period of history
 
-      Between the fall of Rome and the coming of the Renaissance.
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The primary foundations of theatre are ritual and dancing
 
false
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Which of the following is NOT true of Greek chorus?
 
It offered individuals the opportunity to voice personal opinions.
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Which drama, whose name means “storyplay” originated in rural villages in the province...
 
Kathakali.
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Rome’s greatest contribution to the theatre was
 
Their architecture of the theatre space
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Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides are the three masters of Greek           ...
 
true
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A theatrical mansion is
 
A temporarily crafted stage piece that was set up in a public swuare and    ...
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The central creed of the Romantic theatre was
 
Compassion
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Which of the following is true of theatre in Asia?
 
A diverse tradition exists in Asian theatre.
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Historically, traditional drama began when
 
Spoken drama was introduced into shamanistic rites.
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The work of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson in England and Machiavellie and commedia dell’arte...
 
true
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Plays of the royal theatre era are characterized by
 
Rational sensibilities
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The ancient Greek god of fertility, wine, agriculture and sexuality was
 
Dionysus
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The liturgical trope Quem Quaeritis
 
The liturgical trope Quem Quaeritis
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Performers in Chinese opera are adept at singing, speech, acting and        ...
 
true
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1.    Avant-garde means, literally, “the major assault”...
 
true
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The chief theoretician of naturalism was Voltaire
 
false
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1.    Eschewing realism, romanticism and rationality to create relentlessly...
 
-      Samuel Beckett
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Which movement, whose development paralleled but was essentially independent of realism, based...
 
-      Naturalism
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1.    The foremost American playwright, whose ventures into naturalism eventually...
 
-      Eugene O’Neil
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1.    Which is a characteristic of realist drama?
 
Characters are drawn true to life and subject to their individual social states
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How did Stanislavsky contribute to realist theatre
 
He brought realist acting to realist plots
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1.    Which movement was based in the idea that, although humans search for...
 
-      Absurdism
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1.    This theatre attempted to distance the audience by repudiating realistic...
 
-      Brecht’s theatre of alienation
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1.    When its founders and followers deserted symbolism, the movement found...
 
-      Naturalism
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1.    Which of the following is true of symbolism?
 
Through images and metaphors, symbolism explores the inner realities, which cannot be directly...
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1.    Which type of drama fits the following description: the theatre becomes...
 
-      Metatheatre
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Brecht’s alienation effects sought to enhance the audience’s engagement with the...
 
false
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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...
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Typical themes of the symbolist theatre include the loss of innocence and the futility of communication
 
true
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1.    Realist theatre
 
-      Has had lasting effect on modern theatre.
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1.    The theatre where Chekhov collaborated with Konstantin Stanislavsky is...
 
true
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This playwright, born in Germany in 1898, emerged from World War I as a dedicated Marxist and...
 
-      Bertolt Brecht
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1.    The founding playwright of the realist era was
 
-      Henrik Ibsen
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1.    One convention of the realist theatre is that dialogue
 
-      is convention.
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1.    Musical theater evolved initially as a revolt against other forms of theater,...
 
false
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1.    Which city remains the international capital of the world’s musical...
 
-      New York City
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1.    Which lyricist said that he barely dared “place a timid encroaching...
 
-      Oscar Hammerstein II
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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...
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1.    Which artist credited with changing the face of American musical, developed...
 
-      Stephen Sondheim
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1.    The first of the choreographer-directors, trained in both ballet and acting,...
 
true
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1.    Which of the following statements correctly characterizes the major development...
 
-      It marked the age of the great musical comedy.
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1.    Which lyricist for Rent brought a rock and rap beat to the show’s...
 
-      Jonathan Larson
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1.    Which of the following musicals retells the story of Romeo and Juliet...
 
-      West Side Story
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1.    Opera bouffe is a type of lightweight, sentimental music
 
false
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1.    Who raised dance to a new level of prominence when he developed a new...
 
-      Bob Fosse
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The only performer to have won Tony awards in four categories—director, choreographer,...
 
true
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1.    Which of the following is NOT a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber?
 
-      Miss Saigon
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1.    This award-winning musical, based on a German expressionist drama, utilizes...
 
-      Spring Awakening
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Which musical (book by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II), adapted from a gritty...
 
-      Show Boat
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According to the textbook, what percent of Broadway box office revenue comes from musicals
 
80
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1.    The first black musical, in 1921, to dominate a full Broadway season was...
 
true
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1.    Which of the following musicals was conceived and directed by George C....
 
-      Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
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Which winner of the 1998 Tony Award for the best musical, directed by avant-garde director-designer...
 
Lion King
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1.    Which full-length black musical comedy challenged the old custom of white...
 
Bob Cole’s A Trip to Coontown (1898
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1.    Which genre, introduced in the golden age of the musical, is characterized...
 
Musical drama
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1.    The spectacularly successful Broadway musical that won a record-shattering...
 
-      The Producers
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All of the following genres contributed to the growth of musical theatre EXCEPT
 
Boulevard theatre
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The epoch-defining dance, featured in the hit show Running Wild, that started a national...
 
false
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1.    Which American playwright created works, including Ma Rainey’s...
 
-      August Wilson
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From a practical standpoint, theatre may be considered a conservative institution because it...
 
The history and conventional way of working as a theatre
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1.    What description best characterizes the Borderlands Theatre?
 
Bilingual productions for the local Mexican-American community with minimal staging
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1.    Which of the following is true of performance art?
 
Performance art creates a provocative association of unexpected impressions around a given...
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1.    The roots of postmodern theatre can be located in the arts phenomenon...
 
-      Dada.
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1.    This theatre, formed by Joseph Chaikin in 1963, combined social improvisation...
 
-      The Open Theatre
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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
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Postmodern theatre borrows ideas from both Beckett’s theatre of the absurd and Brecht’s...
 
true
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Jerry Grotowski’s Towards a Poor Theatre emphasizes how performers...
 
false
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This director/designer draws inspiration from Javanese rod puppetry, Balinese headdresses,...
 
-      Julia Taymor
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1.    Which of the following does NOT exemplify the contemporary trend toward...
 
-      Plays, whichdramatize the life of the ancient playwrights account...
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1.    Postmodernism relates to previous artistic movements in all the following...
 
Postmodern theatre attempts to illuminate the received truths of realism
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1.    Some of the most historically significant and innovative theatres in the...
 
true
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1.    If you were to join a discussion about macaronic drama, you would be chatting...
 
-      Include speeches in different languages.
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1.    Flashbacks that are not clearly framed as such, shuttling instead between...
 
-      Nonlinear theatre
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The extremity in artistic representation that responded to the social change of the sixties...
 
true
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1.    Although American artists are largely protected from direct censorship...
 
true
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1.    Founded by Luis Valdez in 1965, which contemporary Chicano theatre was...
 
-      Teatro Campesino
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While postmodernism emphasizes self-reflection and reflections on the past, it also values...
 
false
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1.    Professional theatres operating on significantly reduced budgets and located...
 
Off-Broadway
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Postmodern playwrights and directors are mainly concerned with
 
-      The discontinuity of meaning.
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1.    The emergence of spectacular theatre was facilitated mainly by
 
Advanced theatre technology
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1.    The representation of homosexuality on stage was illegal in England as...
 
true
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A play’s final repository is
 
The minds and memories of its audiences
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1.    Dramatic criticism usually appears in all the following forms EXCEPT
 
Annotated versions of a play script used in production
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1.    The journalist’s review generally is
 
-      Limited to a brief, immediate reaction written within a few...
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1.    What word fits the definition of “that which holds the attention”?
 
-      Entertainment.
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What form does professional dramatic criticism take
 
roduction reviews, scholarly works and online blogs and journals.
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All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the...
 
true
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1.    Which type of critic expresses thoughts with precision, clarity, and grace,...
 
-      The articulate critic
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1.    Plays that deal with theatrical matter not simply as a vehicle but as...
 
-      Metadrama or metatheatre
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1.    Scholarly critics generally write
 
-      Detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously researched articles...
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1.    Dramaturgy is essentially a subset of directional responsibilities.
 
false
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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.
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1.    Scholarly dramatic criticism is itself a literary art, of which works...
 
true
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1.    The public form of play analysis following a production is called
 
Dramatic criticism
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Generally the playwright is more intelligent and better informed than the members of the audience
 
false
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1.    A member of the audience may see a play from five different critical and...
 
Social, personal, artistic, theatrical, and entertainment value
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All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the...
 
true
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1.    An audience member’s aesthetic sensibility and response is
 
A composite of many individual reactions and therefore subjective
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1.    The presence of a critical focus in the audience has the effect of keeping...
 
-      Honest.

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