Theatre-101 Final Exam Study Guide (part 1)

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Study Guide for Mrs. Halverson's THA-101 final exam.

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  • 1. 
    The Glass Menagerie was written by ___________ __________

  • 2. 
    Death of a Salesman was written by ________ _______

  • 3. 
    A Midsummer Night's Dream was written by ___________

  • 4. 
    A Doll's House was written by _______ _______

  • 5. 
    Tartuffe was written by _________

  • 6. 
    Fences was written by ______ _______

  • 7. 
    ______ _______ was the protagonist in Death of a Salesman.  because he was an example of the "_______" and he alone was the center of attention and drove ______ of the play forward.

  • 8. 
    The style of acting taught by Constantine Stanislavsky is considered to be
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 


  • 9. 
    Motivated movement on stage by an actor is called his/her
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 


  • 10. 
    The primary job of an actor is to
    • A. 

      Learn his/her lines

    • B. 

      Look good in their costume

    • C. 

      Do what the director says

    • D. 

      Interpret the character

  • 11. 
    The Universal theme found in Death of a Salesman is ___ ________ ____

  • 12. 
    An example of a ________ in the Glass menagerie is Laura's glass unicorn which represents something that is different like she is, and that her emotions and feelings are fragile like glass.

  • 13. 
    When improvising a scene with a partner you must always
    • A. 

      Accept whatever information is given

    • B. 

      Try to add to the given information

    • C. 

      Try to be funny

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 14. 
    Floor plans are always drawn from the ________ point of view

  • 15. 
    Stage directions are always given from the _______ point of view

  • 16. 
    The producer's responsibilities include
    • A. 

      Finding the financial resources for a production

    • B. 

      Securing the location for a production

    • C. 

      Hiring the director for a production

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Aristotle's components include
    • A. 

      Comedy, tragedy, soap operas, musicals, operas, ballet

    • B. 

      Plot, character, theme, diction, music, spectacle

    • C. 

      Storyline, protagonists, antagonists, blocking

    • D. 

      Beats, Goals, Tactics, Obstacles, Emphasis

  • 18. 
    The three types of dramatic criticism are _______, ______, and _____ _______ criticismm

  • 19. 
    In class we defined a play as
    • A. 

      A person, place or thing

    • B. 

      The lines spoken by a character while performing an action

    • C. 

      Characters in action in an imagined situation

    • D. 

      Actors on a set pretending to be in a story

  • 20. 
    Actors take a bow at the end of the performance to both to _____ ___ ___ _____ _______ and for the actors to _____ __ _______

  • 21. 
    During the ___________ period, theater took place in the streets of the town with local labor unions prepating pageant wagons that depicted the story of Christ.

  • 22. 
    During the time of ___________ there were thirteen public theatre producing plays in London.

  • 23. 
    During the Greek and __________ periods, plays took place outdoors.  The performance spaces were built into hill sides and there was a building for storing scenery behind the stage.

  • 24. 
    During the time of Aristotle, a play that demonstrated universal importance, a protagonist of high stature and opportunity for the audience to experience a catharsis was called a __________.

  • 25. 
    A documentary is a play that uses
    • A. 

      Pure character types to engage the audience

    • B. 

      Interpersonal conflict to create a catharsis for the audience

    • C. 

      Authentic evidence to tell about historical events

    • D. 

      May use inaccurate information to get the audience interested in historical events

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