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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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  11)________ humour, identified by pratfalls, collisions and comic beatings,  is named after a commonly used prop--two long pieces of wood fastened together that make noise when used. A)SlapstickB) SideboardC) BangboardD) Breakstick 12)Satire is always A)topicalB) corrective C) pointedD) all of the above 13)Moliere is usually credited as the inventor of which dramatic genre? A) Farce B) Comedy.
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  11)Which of the following is NOT a theatrical strategy in Boal?s Theatre of the Oppressed? A) Forum theatre B) Invisible theatre C) Familial theatre D) Legislative theatre 12)The Living Theatre was known for its A)politically engaged theatreB) superb opera adaptations C) apolitical stanceD) none of the above 13)Which is believed to be a source of theatre? A)religious ritualB) storytelling C).
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  31)Bourgeoise domestic drama concerns itself with ________. 32)________ and ________, who had been active in the Sturm und Drang movement in Germany, worked together at the court theatre in Weimar and developed the genre known as Weimar classicism. 33)Willy Loman is the protagonist in Arthur Miller?s ________. 34)The Madness of George Dubya is.
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1)Theatre is driven by a human need to A) comprehend the world B) examine the world C) challenge the world D) all of the above 2)When considering theatrical conventions throughout history, one must think of them as A)ever evolvingB) fixedC) universalD) invisible 3)The combined effect of theatrical conventions working together is ________, the manner in which a.
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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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  43)The close association between actor and audience gives kabuki its dynamism. In a brief essay discuss the actor audience relationship in kabuki and the conventions within the art form that allow for such visible displays of audience response. 44)Throughout history there have been sophisticated puppet traditions in theatre that entertain adults.
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  21)The ________ is an apt metaphor for the stage. It is real and an illusion, true and yet false. 22)Theatre is ________, which means that no performance can ever be totally duplicated or captured. 23)What are theatrical conventions? 24)________ are not allowed to perform professionally in present day Japanese noh and Indian kathakali.
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  11)Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box were performance pieces by Spalding Gray, who pioneered the form of A) musical theatre B) solo performance C) illusionary mime D) futurist performance 12)The term ?avant garde? originally comes from the military and refers to A) artists who rebel against tradition B) artists who follow convention C) artists who research.
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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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  31)________ refers to a mixture of styles and forms generally executed in a playful manner that comments ironically on the forms themselves. 32)The character who directly thwarts the wishes and desires of the protagonist is the ________. 33)Ben Jonson?s play ________ directly refers to the then accepted view that the human body.
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  41)Scholars generally date the western theatrical tradition from the fifth century Greek theatre. What are the dramatic conventions of Greek tragedy? How does the genre reflect the values and views of fifth century Greece? 42)the modern period, many argued that we were no longer in a world that could accommodate the.
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    11. Which is NOT a group, according to Ketchum's David Drobis, that is NOT an important alliance/public to address the benefits of globalization? A)company management B)public relations professionals C)international trade/banking institutions D)nongovernmental organizations   12. Voice of America has traditionally been a  A) print-based initiative. B)broadcast outlet. C)grassroots advocacy group. D)speakers' bureau.   13. The "global village" term was coined by .
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  43)What are deconstructed characters? How do deconstructed characters demonstrate a new concept of how we form ideas of self? 44)How is dramatic language different from everyday language? 45)What does it mean to say that we define ourselves and our culture by the stories we tell about ourselves?   .
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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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  41)What factors can positively or negatively impact the degree of interaction among audience members? Some productions intentionally seek out division in the audience to comment on division in society at large, and some others reflect the speech patterns of the community being presented, drawing them into the world of the.
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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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  31)Describe a negative consequence of globalization for the theatre 32)What does it mean to say that theatre is a synthesis of many arts? 33)What do we generally mean when we speak of ?low art?? 34)What do we mean by the term ?high art?? 35)Eve Ensler?s 1996  solo performance piece ________ addressed issues related to.
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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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    1.A business bureau is an association of business persons, often joined by professionals, who work to improve their city's commercial climate and to publicize its attractions.   2.American Red Cross is an example of a social service agency.   3.Religious activities were the predominant sector that received charitable contribution in 2008.   4.In a structured capital.
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21)The overwhelming pride that leads a character to believe a triumph over the gods could be possible is ________. 22)Categories of drama are referred to as ________. 23)The government of ancient Greece sponsored an annual theatre competition during a festival known as ________. 24)________ of Gandersheim was a tenth century nun from Germany.
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  11)The Bald Soprano is an example of what type of dramatic structure? A)circularB) climacticC) episodicD) serial 12)American vaudeville has relied on ________ structure to present various performers and acts on the same bill A)climacticB) circularC) serialD) episodic 13)The lead role or main character in a play is the A) antagonist B) archetype C) stock character D) protagonist 14)________ characters.
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  41)Storytelling has long been considered an origin of theatre and in the contemporary theatre solo performance art is a continuation of the storyteller?s role. All of today?s solo performers owe a debt to Spalding Gray (1941-2004). In an essay discuss the nature of his work, his revision process and artistic.
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  21)In ancient Greek tragedy, it is a theatrical convention that violent events take place ________. 22)________ is the scaffolding on which a playwright plots a tale to frame or shape the action. 23)In the Poetics, Aristotle describes ________ structure. 24)For Aristotle, the most important element of tragedy was the ________. 25)Denouement refers to what? 26)Deus.
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  11)Dream on Monkey Mountain, which incorporates elements of carnival, was written by West Indian playwright A)Wole SoyinkaB) Julie TaymorC) Derek WalcottD) Zeami 12)The zarzuela is an example of a tradition that A)died out B)has been passed on from one generation to the next as a complete performance C) traveled throughout the world through colonization and.
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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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  41)Discuss the contradictory position that many postcolonial artists find themselves in,  existing and creating theatre between imposed culture and native traditions. 42)As theatrical conventions evolve over time and vary from region to region and culture to culture, theatre in different places and times have presented different images to their audiences.  Using.
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1)Aristotle?s written thesis on tragedy is called A) The Republic B) Oedipus Tyrannus C) Antigone D) Poetics 2)According to Aristotle, tragedy should cause ________ and ________ in the audience, underscoring the moral lesson of tragedy. A) love; prideB) pity; fear C) terror; contemplationD) fear; loathing 3) We have extant tragedies by which Roman tragic playwright?   A) SenecaB) PlautusC) Sophocles 4).
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  21)________ were hymns sung and danced in praise of the Greek god Dionysus. 22)In some cultures, ________ are charged with communicating with the spirit world on behalf of the community to bring peace and prosperity. 23)When stage managers or actors refer to there being ?a good house,? they are actually referring to.
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1)The Natyasastra is an extant manuscript from which theatrical tradition? A)commedia dell?arteB) Indian sanskrit drama C) noh theatreD) kabuki 2)Commedia dell?arte is known for having: A)masked performers B)improvised, intensely physical performances C)stock characters D)all of the above 3)The Natyasastra describes A)how actors should move their eyes and limbs to convey emotion B)the ideal spectator C)types of performance spaces D)all of the above 4)Japan?s.
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  41)Briefly explain the difference between climactic structure and episodic structure. Refer to play texts to support your explanations. 42)French writer-philosopher Albert Camus used the myth of Sisyphus as a metaphor for human existence.  In a well developed essay explain the myth, Camus? application of the myth as metaphor for humanity, and.
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  1.American public relations techniques have been largely practiced by nations around the world.   2.Power distance measures societal tolerance with regard to the distribution of decisionmaking power.   3.With regard to international public relations, differences in culture are equally (or more) important, for practitioners to consider in comparison to differences/multiplicity of language.   4.Public relations firms.
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  21)The English ________ began in the early 18th century and combines a commedia scenario and a narrative balletic dancing of a mythological tale. 22)Lazzi in commedia dell?arte are ________. 23)Some scholars believe that puppetry has its origin in ________ practices. 24)The French character ________ is costumed in a billowing white chemise with wide.
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    11. Greenpeace is known for all of the following, EXCEPT for  A) environmental group. B)confrontational tactics. C)activist group. D)reconciliation or conciliatory practices.   12. Which is NOT a basic audience for hospitals? A)capital donors B)news media C)administrative staffs D)surrounding community   13. The public relations arm of city government is the  A) convention and visitors bureau. B)chamber of commerce. C)mayor's office. D)city council. 14. The.
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  31)________ are lengthy speeches through which a character who is alone onstage reveals his or her state of mind. 32)The Donkey Show is an example of what kind of theatre? 33)Political theatre groups all over the world draw upon local ________ to involve their communities. 34)Although the audience is usually addressed as a.
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1)Similar to the sketches in commedia dell?arte, the bhavai traveling players of India perform veshas that are A) rehearsed at length B) recited from memory C) improvised D) sung 2)Joseph Chaikin?s Open Theatre, Peter Brook?s International Center for Theatre Research are similar in their search for a new system of theatrical language based on A) music.
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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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  31)The ________ are storytellers of West Africa who provide an oral history of their communities through their recitation of epic heroic tales that can go on for hours. 32)Fires in the Mirror was a solo docudrama by ________ that investigated the riots and murder in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in 1991. 33)________ borrows.
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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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1) Dionysus was the Greek god of A) wine and fertilityB) debate and rhetoric C) politicsD) health 2) The capacity to identify emotionally with the characters on the stage is A) sympathyB) immediacyC) empathyD) hypocrisy 3) The Astor Place Riots centered around the rivalry between which two actors? A) William Charles Macready and Edwin Booth B).
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  41)Commedia dell?arte dates from the sixteenth century in Europe and dominated European theatre for the next three hundred years. Variations on commedia dell?arte characters and conventions are still recognized today.  In your essay, explain the theatrical conventions of commedia, noting the general character types, costumes and the dramatic form. 42)Japan?s noh.
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21)The ________ is the written text of a musical. 22)Second City and Chicago City Limits are long running theatre events in which the actors rely on ________ to create the performance text. 23)The Tectonic Theatre Company and Complicite both create theatre out of ________ among the company members. 24)Mbongeni Ngema?s Theatre of the.
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1. A critical benefit for nonprofit groups is that they are   A) tax-exempt. B)free from government intervention. C)affiliated with the Ad Council. D)the most desired audience for media gatekeepers.   2. When pitching stories to gatekeepers about nonprofit activities, stories are best told in terms of A)statistics. B)individuals. C)abstractions or summaries. D)totality and credibility of achievements.   3. Terms such as.
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  31)Chairman Mao Zedong banned traditional Chinese operas were banned because of their ________. 32)________ was a popular unscripted theatrical performance form that existed approximately two hundred years before the first written ancient tragedy. 33)The ________ is a more than two thousand year old authoritative text on Indian sanskrit drama that continues to.
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  11)Once all politics was ________. Now all politics is ________. A) local; commercial. B) local; national. C) local; global. D) national; international. 12)Detractors of multiculturalism argue that it can lead to a more ________ theatre community A)segregatedB) amateurC) profitableD) commercial 13)The blending of traditions from various cultures is called A) postcolonialism B) interculturalism C) multiculturalism D) Orientalism 14)Orientalism demonstrates a western ________.
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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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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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