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Chapter 4 - The Playwright

16 Questions  I  By Mbutcher28
Chapter 4 - The Playwright
This quiz covers information found in chapter 4 of Robert Cohen's Theatre Brief Edition, 7th Edition.

  
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1.  According to the text, we are all playwrights.
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2.  A "playwright" is someone who:
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3.  The playwright work siwth two tools:
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4.  Which of the following is not a quality of a fine play?
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5.  Compression refers to the playwright's skill in condensing a story into a theatrical time frame.
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6.  Intensity relates to an author's skill in eliminating or consolidating characters, events, locales, and words in the service of compression.
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7.  A fine play celebrates life.
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8.  Playwrights are the most fully celebrated artists of the theatre.
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9.  Neil Simon was America's first internationally celebrated dramatist.
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10.  Author of the modern classics All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, and the Crucible, he was certainly America's most distinguished living dramatist.
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11.  It can be argued that he is not only America's most successful commercial playwright but also the most successful playwright in the entire history of theatre.
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12.  The Zoo Story, a one-act, two character play set in New York's Central Park, brought him to prominence in 1959.
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13.  His plays are basically prose poems; the language is musical, and the subject matter suggests modern myth more than everyday reality.
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14.  When complete, his ten-play dramatic cycle will portray black American life within each decade of the twentieth century.
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15.  Became the first American playwright in more than a decade to have two plays running on Broadway simutaneously.
16.  Won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 2002 and became the longest-running Broadway play in two decades.
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