Theatre History Practice Exam #1

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Theatre History Practice Exam #1 - Quiz

This quiz will cover theatre history from the English Restoration to the present. I hope that this test will help you study for the exam. DO NOT USE YOUR PAST TESTS TO GET THE ANSWERS! USE THIS TEST TO AID YOU IN FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU STILL NEED TO STUDY!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe and give three examples of Brecht's "Alienation Effect."
  • 2. 
    The restoration period began in 1660 after the restoration of Charles I to the throne.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Although it is debated as to the first use of the box set, this individual was certainly a key innovator in its development in the 19th century.
    • A. 

      Mei Lanfang

    • B. 

      Richard Wagner

    • C. 

      Madame Vestris

    • D. 

      Laura Keene

  • 4. 
    Expressionism developed as a movement in art and literature in which reality is distorted to communicate inner feelings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Epic Theatre was the label given to the works of Bertolt Brecht.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Performance Group became well known in 1969 after their production of ______________.
    • A. 

      No Man's Land

    • B. 

      Dionysus 69

    • C. 

      The Basement

    • D. 

      Seascape

  • 7. 
    The plays of _____________, including Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna have naturalistic language, but not the clear-cut exposition or dramatic resolutions of traditional realism.
    • A. 

      Charles Ludlam

    • B. 

      Sam Shepard

    • C. 

      Peter Sellars

    • D. 

      David Mamet

  • 8. 
    In Italy, a battle ensued over a "realistic" approach to commedia between:
    • A. 

      Goldoni and Gozzi

    • B. 

      Goldoni and Goethe

    • C. 

      Gozzi and Puccini

    • D. 

      Bibiena and Gozzi

  • 9. 
    Technological advances in lighting were most notable before 1875 with the development of:
    • A. 

      Adjustable chandeliers

    • B. 

      Incandescent lamps

    • C. 

      The gas table

    • D. 

      Moving panorama

  • 10. 
    _________________ idealized technology and war.
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Futurism

    • C. 

      Dadaism

    • D. 

      Naturalism

  • 11. 
    Edward Albee was one of the founders of the Performance Studies Department of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The British Invasion of the 70s and 80s was countered by only one American composer named ________.
    • A. 

      Stephen Sondheim

    • B. 

      Stephen Schwartz

    • C. 

      Sheldon Harnick

    • D. 

      Jerry Herman

  • 13. 
    Like the Elizabethans, Restoration acting companies were all male.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Who is known today as the "Father of Modern Drama."
    • A. 

      August Strindberg

    • B. 

      Konstantin Stanislavski

    • C. 

      Henrik Ibsen

    • D. 

      Anton Checkhov

  • 15. 
    Andre Breton promoted a style that emphasized the subconscious, known as:
    • A. 

      Realism

    • B. 

      Naturalism

    • C. 

      Surrealism

    • D. 

      Expressionism

  • 16. 
    This person was the highest paid performer on Broadway in the late 30s through the early 40s.
    • A. 

      Stella Adler

    • B. 

      Ethel Waters

    • C. 

      Marlene Dietrich

    • D. 

      Katherine Dunham

  • 17. 
    Cafe La Mama opened in 1961 under the direction of:
    • A. 

      Lorraine Hansberry

    • B. 

      Ellen Stewart

    • C. 

      Megan Terry

    • D. 

      Rochelle Owens

  • 18. 
    ________________________ is the Italian satirist who wrote Abducting Diana, The Pope and the Witch, and A Woman Alone to name a few.
  • 19. 
    Restoration comedy was most concerned with:
    • A. 

      The entire English nation

    • B. 

      The world as it was known in 1642-1660

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      France

  • 20. 
    Working in Paris, who started the "Theatre Libre?"
    • A. 

      Dumas Fils

    • B. 

      Andre Antoine

    • C. 

      Victorien Sardou

    • D. 

      George Bernard Shaw

  • 21. 
    The first theatre to present the works of Eugene O'Neill, _______________________ is a good example of the development of the "little theatre" movement in the United States.
    • A. 

      Old Vic

    • B. 

      Chestnut Street Theater

    • C. 

      Human Race Theater

    • D. 

      Provincetown Players

  • 22. 
    Anouilh wrote Antigone in response to the Nazi occupation of Italy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s was sparked by the Cold War and the Vietnam conflict.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The movement into what has been called the "Corporate Musical"  began with this show.
    • A. 

      The Little Mermaid

    • B. 

      The Lion King

    • C. 

      Beauty and the Beast

    • D. 

      Avenue Q

  • 25. 
    "Local Color" was introduced into English scenic design by:
    • A. 

      Filippo Juvarra

    • B. 

      Philippe de Loutherbourg

    • C. 

      Paolo Landriani

    • D. 

      Ferdinando Bibiena

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