Theatre History Practice Exam III

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Theatre History Practice Exam III - Quiz

Covers theatre history from the English Restoration to present day.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    David Garrick managed the Covent Garden Theatre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Ira Aldridge is so important to this time period for theatre historians who approach theatre history from what perspective?
    • A. 

      Feminism

    • B. 

      Gay and lesbian

    • C. 

      Marxist/class-oriented

    • D. 

      Multiculturalism

  • 3. 
    The Hairy Ape attacks the "plight of the American Worker."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Stella Adler began acting with her father in the Yiddish Theatre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A major force in the Federal Theatre Project and Hollywood during the years of 1936-1955 was Orson Welles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    George C. Scott first came to public limelight while working for Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which two American playwrights are as noted for their work in film as much as stage work?
    • A. 

      Luis Valdez and Sam Shepard

    • B. 

      Dario Fo and David Mamet

    • C. 

      Sam Shepard and David Mamet

    • D. 

      Dario Fo and Charles Ludlam

  • 8. 
    Sentimental Comedy of the 18th century reaffirms middle-class morality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Laura Keene was best known for her work in theatre management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The most significant American playwright began his work in the period 1915 and beyond.  His name was:
    • A. 

      Terrance McNally

    • B. 

      Eugene O'Neill

    • C. 

      Tennessee Williams

    • D. 

      Susan Glaspell

  • 11. 
    Theatre between 1946 and 1955 reflected the social unrest of the time mostly with works by Arthur Miller, especially in The Crucible and All My Sons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Jean Genet saw himself as an outsider and his plays attempted to find order in the chaos around him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The _______________, under the artistic direction of Elizabeth LeCompte, is noted for "deconstructing" well-known texts, which tackle controversial social issues.
    • A. 

      Ridiculous Theatre Company

    • B. 

      Public Theatre

    • C. 

      Theatre Guild

    • D. 

      Wooster Group

  • 14. 
    Catharine Trotter was the most prolific of the female wits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Scribe and Sardou were the primary developers of the "well-made play."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Edwin Booth was elected the president of Actor's Equity when it was first founded in 1913.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Nazis banned all art and theatre in the period of WWII.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The first Black female playwright to have her work produced on Broadway was:
    • A. 

      Megan Terry

    • B. 

      Rochelle Owens

    • C. 

      Lorraine Hansberry

    • D. 

      Ellen Stewart

  • 19. 
    Suzan-Lori Parks is best known for her play Fefu and Her Friends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Thomas Betterton was the leading actor on the English Stage during the Restoration but was overshadowed by the popularity of Charles Macklin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Georg II, Duke of Saxe Meiningen and Richard Wagner were the two main preliminary forces in the 19th century influencing the rise of what we now call "the director."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Clifford Odets was the primary playwright for The Provincetown Players.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Who wrote Our Town?
    • A. 

      Thornton Wilder

    • B. 

      Clifford Odets

    • C. 

      Eugene O'Neill

    • D. 

      Lillian Hellman

  • 24. 
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe emphasizes and promotes the need to create illusions in order to make relationships grow stronger.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The Ridiculous Theatrical Company founder was __________________:
    • A. 

      Ludlam

    • B. 

      Shepard

    • C. 

      Valdez

    • D. 

      Fo

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