Designers And Technicians - Chapter 5

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Designers And Technicians - Chapter 5

Theatre Brief, Chapter 5 - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did the biggest explosion of theatre construction begin?
    • A. 

      Roman times

    • B. 

      Greek times

    • C. 

      Post WWII

  • 2. 
    What allowed this explosion of theatre construction to happen?
    • A. 

      A growing public willingness to lend financial support

    • B. 

      Conquering of countries

    • C. 

      Conquering of countries

  • 3. 
    What are the two principal types of modern theatre building?
    • A. 

      Proscenium and Thrust

    • B. 

      Arena and Black Box

    • C. 

      Blanket and Round

  • 4. 
    The proscenium theatre is essentially a ___________ room, with the audience on one side facing he stage on the other.
    • A. 

      Large

    • B. 

      Rectangular

    • C. 

      Square

  • 5. 
    Which of the following answers was listed in the text as a benefit of the proscenium stage?
    • A. 

      Allowed extensive hidden areas backstage for the scene changes

    • B. 

      Gave more distance between audience and actor therefore increasing actor safety

    • C. 

      Created an experiment atmosphere

  • 6. 
    According to the text, scene designers work most fundamentally all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Space

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Images

    • D. 

      Visions

  • 7. 
    The cyclorama is
    • A. 

      A hanging fabric stretched tightly between curved pipes to surround the rear and sides of the stage

    • B. 

      Another term for a periactoid, a large triangular scenic device

    • C. 

      Round flats dutched together

  • 8. 
    ________ , as scenery, can create walls, images even three dimensional visualizations (with laser holography).
    • A. 

      Glass

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Drapery

  • 9. 
    Which stage floor in theatre history was designed with sound in mind? It was designed to be stamped upon.
    • A. 

      The Japanese no stage

    • B. 

      The French naturalist stage

    • C. 

      The Chinese opera stage

  • 10. 
    What are the two primary considerations of lighting design?
    • A. 

      Visibility and Focus

    • B. 

      Clarity and Purity

    • C. 

      Brilliance and Effect

  • 11. 
    A light designer uses each of the following tools in preparing to light a show EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Light Plot

    • B. 

      Cue Sheet

    • C. 

      Scrim

  • 12. 
    Combined proscenium and thrust stag theatres have increasingly come into fashion since the 1960’s, particularly in academic based theatres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The arena staging, though exposed, maintains all the same elements of scenery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Scenery has always been an essential element throughout theatre history, including Ancient Greek or Roman drama, Japanses No theatre, and Elizabethan theatres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Theatre lighting dates back to the invention of electricity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Makeup is the only major design element whose planning and execution are often left entirely up to the actor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False