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  11)The stage of the noh theatre reflects the architecture of what religious shrines? A)ShintoB) BuddhistC) HinduD) Greek 12)Symbolist designers often presented scenes from behind A) the stage curtain B) a half wall C) veiled gauze D) a fence 13)A Swiss designer famous for his expressive use of light and shadow onstage was A) Edward Gordon Craig B) Adolphe Appia C).
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  21)Staging a play about prison life inside an actual prison is an example of what type of theatre? A) site-specificB) guerrillaC) streetD) circus 22)The ________ refers to the circular playing space where the chorus performed in ancient Greek theatre. 23)The ________ refers to the retiring house on a raised platform in the ancient.
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  31)Retractable awnings to shield audience members from the rain and sun were developed by the ________. 32)Scholars believe that the dead bodies of the king and Cassandra were revealed to the audience in Agamemnon with the use of the ________. 33)Before plays moved outdoors in the Middle Ages, they were staged inside.
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  11)Which of the following is NOT an ornament? A) hatB) laceC) buttonsD) sequins 12)________ was a popular 19th century American entertainment whereby white performers applied black makeup to their faces and performed a derogatory performance of stereotype. A) Blackface minstrelsy B) Whiteface minstrelsy C) Vaudeville D) Burlesque 13)George Wolfe?s The Colored Museum and Spike Lee?s Bamboozled both.
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  31)As a general rule, are costume designers involved in the casting process. Yes or no? 32)The ________ help launder the clothes and make repairs once the show has opened and the costume designer has left. 33)Composition tells the audience ________ to look on stage. 34)Like a policeman?s uniform or physician?s lab coat, costumes.
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  11)________ have traditionally been the building blocks of stage construction A)FlatsB) DropsC) ScrimD) Platforms 12)________ give dimension to the acting area by providing different levels and isolating locations A)DropsB) ScrimsC) PlatformsD) Flats 13)________ are large pieces of painted canvas hung at the back of the stage and are used to suggest particular locales. A)FlatsB) DropsC).
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  21)How much of the face do Commedia dell?Arte masks generally cover? 22)Director and designer Julie Taymor mixed design elements from African and Asian traditions with her own sculptural style in her production of the musical ________, based on the Disney film. 23)The instantaneous onstage costume change known as bukkaeri occurs in ________.
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  11)The movement in literary criticism that questions the idea of fixed meanings, truths or assumptions about texts is known as: A) alliteration B) alienation C) gesamtkunstwerk D) deconstruction 12)High concept directing leads directors to A)possibly change the location and time period of a play B) challenge conventional staging C)provide illuminating new readings of well-known works D)all of the.
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1)Theatre seating on an incline to allow for maximum visibility is referred to as A)open seatingB) raked seatingC) box seatingD) circle seating 2)The Last Supper is a performance piece written by and starring Ed Schmidt that takes place A)in his Brooklyn homeB) in a Broadway theatre C) in a fieldD) on a street corner 3)As.
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  41)Briefly explain the lighting designer?s process, beginning with their reading the play text and ending with opening night. 42)What does it mean to say that the lighting designer ?composes? with light? What techniques does he or she use to accomplish this? 43)Briefly explain the different lighting instruments used in the theatre, and.
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1)The idea that production design should be unique and specific for each show emerged from which tradition? A)WesternB) EasternC) SouthernD) Northern 2)What can the set tell the audience? A)when and where the action is happening B)the abstract ideas that govern the director?s choices C)the emotional tone of the production D)all of the above 3)With some exceptions, designers.
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41)Briefly discuss the technological innovations of the ancient Greek or Roman theatres.  How did the specific technological innovations demonstrate the particular aesthetic sensibilities of the Greeks or Romans? 42)Some theatre companies and independent artists envision their work through the active integration of film, video, computers, high-tech sound, and other digital media.
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  44)Many Asian performers argue that the strict constraints that guide their performances actually liberate them artistically.  How is this possible? In your response, include information about an Asian performance tradition to support your work. 45)All theatrical traditions, whether employing representational or presentational acting style, require universal qualities of acting.  In your.
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  21)Martin Esslin is an example of the critic as ________ of the theatrical event. 22)The American premiere of what Samuel Beckett play confounded critics in 1956 ? 23)________ have been called ?intellectual attaches? to the theatre,  using their skills in critical analysis and knowledge about stage practice to help create thoughtful and.
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  21)________ is a 20th century Japanese theatrical form in which women play all the roles. 22)The person who has the final say on how the costumes should look is the ________. 23)All choices in costume design and construction must facilitate the actors? ________. 24)The color red signals danger and passion in American culture,.
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  12)Originally the term ?upstaging? an actor referred to an actor walking upstage of them.  It still means that today,  but it also means A) to steal the spotlight B) to say their lines C) to speak over them D) to wear their costume 13)The audience sits on three sides of a performance area that projects.
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  44)Throughout history, the architectural space of the early theatres was itself an expression of the dominant values of the culture that created it.  In a well developed essay, examine the theatre architecture of either the ancient Greeks or the Japanese noh as expressing the larger world view of the particular.
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  11)The Salle des Machines was the largest theatre in Europe in the seventeenth century and was significant for its A)fantastic acoustics B)incredible stage length, designed to accommodate spectacular effects C) luxurious private boxes D) exorbitant ticket prices 12)Louis-Jacques Daguerre pioneered the development of A)chariot and pole system B)a ?poor theatre? that specifically rejected technology C)the impression of.
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  11)________ is the brief immediate response to a theatrical event that appear in newspapers, magazines, on tv, the Internet or radio. A) Criticism B) A thumbnail sketch C) A review D) A preview 12)Criticism is generally published in A) weekly magazines B) monthly magazines C) newspapers D) scholarly journals or books 13)Press packets, which are generally distributed to professional reviewers.
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1)Boston theatre critic ________ was known for writing reviews that gave playwrights new ideas. A) Elliott Norton B) Ben Brantly C) Stanley Kauffmann D) Alicia Solomon 2)Jan Kott argued in his book Shakespeare Our Contemporary that Shakespearean plays be ________. A)reinterpreted B)presented unchanged from their original forms C)destroyed D)all made into musicals 3)Critics can best be described as ________ of.
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1) The front curtain was first introduced by the A) Ancient Greeks B) Ancient Romans   C) Elizabethans 2) The spotlight was introduced in what century? D) Medieval guilds   A) seventeenthB) eighteenth   C) nineteenth D) twentieth 3) The word technology comes from the Greek word techne, meaning A) skillB) journeyC) creation D) trek 4)The mechane was used in the ancient Greek theatre as A)a.
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1)On opening night, the director?s work becomes the primary responsibility of ________. A) the playwright B) the designer C) the actor D) the stage manager 2)In ancient Greece, the organizational role of the director was the responsibility of the A)chorusB) playwrightC) actorD) priest 3)________ refers to the portions of the play actors would receive, portions that only.
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  11)According to Stanislavski characters must always have A) a propB) an objectiveC) an emotionD) a beat 12)Women were banned from the stage in many eras and places because acting was seen as A) immoralB) offensive C) profaneD) all of the above 13)Representational acting refers to A) acting based on ritualistic, choreographed movements that tell a story.
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  31)________ captured emotional force in design through dramatic use of angles, lines and distortions to paint the world as perceived by the inner character. 32)Noh and commedia, while vastly different styles of performance, share a similarity in that many of the performers wear ________. 33)Kathakali?s imaginative, detailed makeup follows strict protocol and.
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1)The commedia dell?arte character Arlecchino is immediately recognizable by A) his blue robe B) his trusty poodle companion C) the diamond shaped pattern of his suit D) his bright red nose 2)The costume transformation in kabuki called hikinuki literally means A) ringing of the bell B) pulling of the threads C) threading of the needle D) donning the hat 3)The.
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  31)________ are simple pieces of canvas of varying sizes stretched over a wooden frame. 32)If you draw a line down the middle of the stage and the two sides mirror each other, there is ________. 33)________ can be used as masking, a decorative element, or to outline the playing space. 34)________ literally means.
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  31)Kristin Linklater, Cecily Berry, Arthur Lessac and Patsy Rodenberg are all at the forefront of ________ training. 32)Kathakali actors communicate the Sanskrit texts in a language of hand gestures known as ________. 33)Kathakali acting identifies nine basic emotional states known as ________. 34)Wayang kulit refers to the ________ tradition of Indonesia. 35)Constantin Stanislavski is.
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  31)An ________ is a chart that lists every instrument by its number and specifies its location, purpose, wattage of the lamp inside, color of the gel and any other pertinent information. 32)________ control the intensity of a light. 33)________ refers to light that flows beyond the area of desired focus. 34)________ are small.
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  21)Although set designers may have many immediate responses to the text they are given, they do not start designing until they have had lengthy discussions with ________. 22)When light shines on a scrim from the front, the cloth appears ________. 23)Most set designers build a ________ of the set to show to.
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  21)The Theatre of Epidaurus, despite its large size, is known for its incredible ________. 22)In John Cage?s provocative 4?33?,  the pianist presented four minutes thirty three seconds of ________. 23)Sounds that have an identifiable source and immediately give concrete information to the audience are ________ sounds. 24)The last sound heard in Anton Chekhov?s.
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1)The male onnagata performer in kabuki A)performs the role of an idealized female B) performs the role of a lusty old woman C)performs the role of a wealthy old man D)performs the role of a lascivious man 2)On the English Restoration stage, a ?breeches roles? was A)the role of the servant, played by a woman B)the.
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1)The story of Parmenon?s sow illustrates what point about acting? A) empathy B) the thrill of live animals on stage C) the thrill of simulation D) professional jealousy 2)Aristotle wrote that imitation was a ________ and ________ human activity A) necessary; pleasurable B) frivolous; dangerous C) evil; dangerous D) instinctive; amoral 3)Which of the following is a universal quality of.
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  31)The director-auteur may not use a traditional play, but may create a ________ text. 32)David Mamet, Irene Fornes, Sam Shepard and George C. Wolfe are all ________. 33)________ put forth the idea of a marionette that could substitute for the human actor onstage. 34)Though Simon McBurney is listed as the director for the.
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21)________ acting is openly artificial and appears where there is a heightened theatrical style. 22)Denis Diderot believed that the actor presented the ________ model of the truth. 23)What school and what figure is most closely associated with American method acting? 24)Actors asking ?What is happening now? Where am I? When it is?? are.
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  41)Briefly explain the defining characteristics of the traditional theatre spaces: the proscenium stage, the arena stage, and the thrust stage. 42)How doesnature of the theatrical space dictate the other elements of the production, namely the scenic design or acting? In your response discuss two traditional theatre spaces and note the performance.
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  21)Preferring to be called a scenographer rather than a  designer, Josef Svoboda was known for ________. 22)While the focus of the Greek theatre was on the dramatic text, the focus of the Roman theatre was ________. 23)The stage house in the Greek theatre was known as the ________. 24)During the early part of.
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  41)The psychological approach to acting that we identify with the American theatre is rooted in the work of Russian director Constantin Stanislavski. In a well developed essay, explain the various components of character development according to the Stanislavski model. 42)One part of Stanislavski?s early technique, emotional or affective memory, remains the.
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  11)Which light throws a sharp, concentrated light and can be shaped with shutters? A) goboB) ellipsoidal reflector spotlight C) fresnelD) PAR lamp 12)A blueprint of the stage and auditorium showing the lighting grid and position of each lighting instrument is referred to as the A) light boardB) light plotC) gas tableD) light chart 13)The person.
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  43)Discuss the effect a mask can have on the physical movement of the actor. Cite an example in your response. 44)Cross-dressing has been a theatrical convention throughout history.  In recent years scholars have written about how different cultures in different times and places have understood and represented gender on stage using.
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  44)Discuss the docudrama or documentary theatre as a performance genre. What is the creative process? Include in your response information about one artist or company who develops and produces docudramas. 45)Discuss the ideas behind creating a performance based not on a dramatic text, but on visual images.  What are the challenges.
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1) The newest arts to be fully integrated into the theatre are A) lighting and sound B) costumes and light C) set and sound 2) Theatre in Ancient Greece and Rome took place D) sound and costumes A) in churches B) outdoors C) in the marketplace D) in the ocean 3) In the late 19th century, lighting technicians could control.
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  41)The art of directing is a relatively recent phenomenon in the theatre, yet some of the responsibilities of the director were assumed by various people throughout history. In a brief essay explain when the specific role of the director began and who were the precursors to the modern director. 42)While it.
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  40)In contrast to noh theatre and Chinese opera, kabuki theatre has flamboyant sets. What are the conventions of design in kabuki theatre?  Your answer may include information on the set as well as costumes and makeup. 41)The clown or fool has existed in almost every society as far back as recorded.
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  31)The clearest physical boundary between the world of the audience and the world of the actors is generally found in ________ theatres. 32)The ________ is that area  of the stage that may protrude past the proscenium arch 33)The ________ is generally below the apron of the stage and houses the musicians 34)The area.
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  43)Today?s designers are free to borrow, combine and juxtapose elements from various conceptual movements, traditions and cultures. This stylistic eclecticism is the hallmark of postmodernism.  Discuss Julie Taymor?s conceptualization of The Lion King as an example of integrating tradition and invention. 44)Abstract modern design began as a reaction to the perceived.
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  43)What are the materials of the stage designer? Briefly describe the scenic elements that are habitually used in the theatre to create sets and the functions they serve. 44)What are the different types of research the set designer may do in creating the stage world of a play? What does it.
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