Renaissance Drama

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Characters are always members of the nobility
    • A. 

      Classical tragedy

    • B. 

      Elizabethan tragedy

    • C. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    Revenge is a frequent theme
    • A. 

      Classical tragedy

    • B. 

      Elizabethan tragedy

    • C. 

      Both

  • 3. 
    The play always ends in death
    • A. 

      Classical tragedy

    • B. 

      Elizabethan tragedy

    • C. 

      Both

  • 4. 
    Comic scenes are introduced
    • A. 

      Classical tragedy

    • B. 

      Elizabethan tragedy

    • C. 

      Both

  • 5. 
    There is no action on stage: a messenger reports it
    • A. 

      Senecan tragedy

    • B. 

      Elizabethan tragedy

    • C. 

      Both

  • 6. 
    Elizabethan companies included
    • A. 

      Actors

    • B. 

      Playwrights

    • C. 

      Theatre owners

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Elizabethan public theatre did not feature
    • A. 

      Different performing spaces

    • B. 

      A front-stage curtain

    • C. 

      A trap door

  • 8. 
    The groundlings did not particularly enjoy
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Bloody scenes

    • C. 

      Coarse humour

  • 9. 
    Shakespeare wrote
    • A. 

      History plays

    • B. 

      Tragedies

    • C. 

      Comedies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Shakespeare’s contribution rests on his choice of  
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Characterization

    • C. 

      Themes

    • D. 

      All of the above

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