The Director - Chapter 6

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 170

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Director Quizzes & Trivia

From Theatre Brief


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Greeks called the director the didaskalos which means
    • A. 

      Teacher

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Guide

  • 2. 
    George II and the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen were generally regarded as the first
    • A. 

      Modern directors

    • B. 

      Naturalist directors

    • C. 

      Realistic directors

  • 3. 
    __________ launched his Theatre d’Art in Paris in 1890 as a direct assault upon the realist principles espoused by Andre Antoine.
    • A. 

      Paul Fort

    • B. 

      Harley Granvill-Barker

    • C. 

      David Belasco

  • 4. 
    The directorial function is one of _______________ the main lines of the production and providing the artistic ___________ necessary to realize that vision.
    • A. 

      Guiding, guidance

    • B. 

      Guiding, direction

    • C. 

      Envisioning, leadership

  • 5. 
    Concepts can be expressed in many ways. Which of the following is NOT a way your text explains it can be expressed.
    • A. 

      Social statements

    • B. 

      Philosophical

    • C. 

      Specific interpretations

    • D. 

      Physical

  • 6. 
    ______________ involves positioning actors on the set and moving them about in a theatrically effective manner (the most obvious of directorial functions).
    • A. 

      Staging

    • B. 

      Blocking

    • C. 

      Coordinating

  • 7. 
    In the final rehearsals he director’s responsibility becomes more and more one of _________________.
    • A. 

      Pacing

    • B. 

      Rehearsals

    • C. 

      Coaching

  • 8. 
    The formation of a directorial concept takes place at both conscious and the unconscious level
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The actor’s personality, physical and vocal characteristics, technical abilities and sheer talent and “presence” weigh heavily in the final realization of every individual performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is an axiom of he theatre that nobody is more useless on opening night than the director.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    “Star” performers are often cast apart from auditions, owing to their known ability to attract audiences to any production. Most veteran professional actors will not submit to auditioning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False