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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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  31)The TKTS booth in New York?s Time Square offers same day tickets for ________ the price of standard admission. 32)Tickets to a show can be purchased in person at the ________. 33)The program of a Broadway production is contained in an issue of ________ magazine. 34)The ?________,? is sometimes printed in the program.
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  1)Indian director Safdar Hashmi was ________ for his theatrical activity. A)murderedB) imprisonedC) honoredD) protected 2)The United States is an exception among most prosperous nations in having A) no national debt B) no national theatre C) no national culture D) no national song 3)Who was NOT one of the NEA four?artists denied funding for their work? A) Tim Miller B).
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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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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  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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  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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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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  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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  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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  41)While artists in the United States are not under the same degree of pressure and censorship that some are in other parts of the world, there have been occasions where the U.S. government has intervened in judging the ?artistic standards? of a performance or performer. Briefly explain the events surrounding.
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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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  31)The ________ supervises the lighting crew as they hang, focus and filter lights according to the lighting plot. He or she executes the lighting designer?s plan. 32)The taking down of the set and the lights after the show has ended is called the ________. 33)The ________ ready the set and change it.
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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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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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  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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  44)Briefly explain what a Not-for-Profit theatre company is.  What is the common problem that many companies face, regarding the tastes and demands of subscription audiences? 45)What are the responsibilities and tasks of the commercial producer that must be achieved BEFORE the first rehearsal of a production takes place?       .
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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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  2.1 Choose the correct word that should begin the following sentence: _____ time to feed the cat. a. Its  b. It’s c. Its’   2.2 The major use of punctuation in writing is to a.slow the reader down b.bring the reader to a stop c. help the reader understand the writing   2.3 Choose the sentence that.
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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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  1.11 What are the four characteristics of media writing? a.short, simple, complex, compound b.newspaper, web, advertising, broadcast c. accuracy, precision, clarity, efficiency   1.12 The sentence below is an example of what kind of writing error: He always arrived at the exact same time on Sunday. a. cliché b. bureaucratese c. redundancy   1.13 The sentence below.
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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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  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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1.1 One of the keys to clarity in writing is a. using jargon b. simple sentences c.lots of big words d.leaving out many facts   1.2 The strongest words in the English language are a. nouns and verbs b.adjectives and adverbs c.prepositions and conjunctions d.interjections and pronouns   1.3 News writers who use big words when simple ones would do.
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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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  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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  11)The artistic, financial and administrative coordinator of a theatrical production is the A) producer B) artistic director C) managing director D) stage manager 12)The ________ director generally decides what plays to produce and whom to hire for the artistic staff. A)managingB) artisticC) theatreD) production 13)The ________ director is responsible for budgets and staff hiring for specific productions,.
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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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)What are the primary responsibilities of the dramaturg? Why are dramaturgs more vulnerable to someone misunderstanding their contributions and responsibilities than the costume or set designer? Discuss the case of Lynn Thomson and Jonathan Larson?s estate in your response. 42)Discuss the positive and negative effects a review can have on a.
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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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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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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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  21)Before he became the Czech president, ________ was imprisoned for his theatrical activity. 22)The ________ was founded by the U.S. government during the Great Depression as a buffer against massive unemployment in the arts. 23)The Oberammergau Passion Play is a city wide community theatre event that is performed every ________ years since.
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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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