Introduction To Theatre Test 1

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Introduction To Theatre Test 1 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    LIST: 3 types of theatre.

  • 2. 

    LIST: 3 types of action in theatre.

  • 3. 

    LIST: 3 books and authors we discussed important to the development of theatre.

  • 4. 

    LIST: 10 plays and their writers from the play synopses in the b.o.b.

  • 5. 

    LIST: 3 19th century realists and their origin.

  • 6. 

    _______ was the dominant style of theatre in the late 19th century.

    Explanation
    Realism was the dominant style of theatre in the late 19th century. Realism in theatre aimed to portray everyday life and human behavior in a truthful and accurate manner. It sought to break away from the romanticism and melodrama of previous theatrical styles and instead focused on presenting characters and situations that were relatable and believable. Realism was a reaction to the industrialization and social changes happening during that time, and it reflected the desire to depict the world as it truly was. This style of theatre had a significant impact on the development of modern drama.

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  • 7. 

    There are _____ (number of) seats in the JSU theatre.

    Explanation
    The given answer, 367, indicates the number of seats in the JSU theatre.

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  • 8. 

    Before language, _______ was theatre.

  • 9. 

    "________ is an imitation of an action."Aristotle, The Poetics

  • 10. 

    ________ ___________ is when the audience knows something that the actors don't.

    Explanation
    Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the actors don't. This creates tension and suspense as the audience is aware of a situation or information that the characters are unaware of. It often leads to moments of dramatic tension and can be used to create comedic effects as well. This literary technique is commonly used in plays, movies, and literature to engage and captivate the audience by allowing them to have a privileged perspective.

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  • 11. 

    _________________ is the opposite of dramatic irony.

    Explanation
    Suspense is the opposite of dramatic irony because while dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the characters do not, suspense is the feeling of anticipation and uncertainty that keeps the audience engaged and unsure of what will happen next. In suspense, the audience is unaware of the outcome and is kept in a state of tension and curiosity, which is the opposite of the audience having knowledge that the characters lack in dramatic irony.

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  • 12. 

    Give examples of participatory theatre.

  • 13. 

    __________ is another word for "seeing place."

    Explanation
    The word "theatre" is another term used to refer to a "seeing place." The theatre is a place where live performances, such as plays, musicals, and concerts, are presented to an audience. It is a space designed specifically for the purpose of viewing and experiencing various forms of entertainment.

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  • 14. 

    ___________ means vigorous action.

  • 15. 

    LIST: 2 basic styles of theatre and give examples of each.

  • 16. 

    In what movie did what actor say what line?

    Explanation
    The given answer directly matches the information provided in the question. It states that the line "Well now there then" was said by James Dean in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause".

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  • 17. 

    LIST: 3 influencers of theatre, though outside theatrical careers, and their positions.

  • 18. 

    A _________ is an artistic device or technique.

    Explanation
    A convention is an artistic device or technique commonly used in the creation of art. It refers to a traditional or widely accepted way of representing or expressing something in art. Conventions can include specific styles, themes, or methods that artists follow to convey their ideas effectively. They provide a framework or set of rules that artists can work within, allowing for consistency and understanding among viewers. By utilizing conventions, artists can communicate their intentions more clearly and connect with their audience on a deeper level.

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  • 19. 

    One cultural setting was Greece(Athens). The Greek did what 2 things that no one else did? Who were the 3 famous Greek playwrights? Nonrealists or realists?

  • 20. 

    LIST: 3 American playwrights. Nonrealists or realists?

  • 21. 

    ___________ was a famous playwright during the Elizabethan period.

    Explanation
    Shakespeare was a renowned playwright during the Elizabethan period. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and his works, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth, are still performed and studied today. Shakespeare's plays were highly influential and contributed significantly to the development of English literature. His works explored various themes and emotions, showcasing his mastery of language and storytelling. Shakespeare's impact on the Elizabethan era and his lasting legacy make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 22. 

    LIST: 4 characteristics of theatre.

  • 23. 

    LIST: 2 basic genres of theatre and their symbol.

  • 24. 

    LIST: name the 3 unions and who they were for.

  • 25. 

    Explain a director's and an actor's role in theatre.

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