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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)What is the purpose of the ghost light? a)To scare the audience b)To increase the artistic quality of the performance c)Safety d)To cue actors to make their entrance e)To light the audience’s way in case of a fire 2)This person is the liaison between playwrights, agents and the theatre. They also write grant applications.
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) Some realistic plays simply point out the problem but without offering a solution. These plays are called… 2) What word is used to describe any work of art that is experimental, innovative, or unconventional? 3) A realistic play that has lyrical language is called… 4) By the late 1960s, Off.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Human beings have a tendency to act and react differently when they are in a group than when they are alone. This is known as… a) The Audience Effect b) Sharing a common experience c) Grouping d) The Laugh Track Effect e) The Group Dynamic 2) This term has to do with the.
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) The Latin fabulare romanice means to speak in the Roman way. This is where we get languages like French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. These languages are called? 2) The earliest brief playlets may have grown out of chanted or sung phrases incorporated into Mass as an embellishment or.
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  SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?Is Shakespeare a Romantic?   ?Verbal Scene Painting   MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) During the Renaissance many people thought ancient Greek plays were entirely sung. This led to what new type of theatre? a) Commedia dell’arte b) Musical comedy c) Ritual tragedy d) Opera e) None of the above 2) During the Renaissance some scholars idolized the Romans.
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) Although there are many theories about how theatre began in Athens, many scholars accept Aristotle’s claim that theatre grew out of a ritual called… 2) One of the main features of ancient Greek theatres was a circular playing or “dancing place.” This circular playing area was called the… 3).
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  ?Compare and contrast Melodrama and Romanticism   SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?Is Shakespeare a Romantic? ?Have the class write a paper in which they describe a situation or event in their life. In part one of the paper they should describe it using realism. In part two, they should use expressionism—part one will be.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   In order to answer these multiple-choice questions the student must first read the following movie treatment. (A movie treatment is a document used to sell the idea of a movie to potential producers. Basically it’s just a short story that describes the essential plot, characters and provides some.
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  6) Mary Frith was charged by an ecclesiastical authority for acting on stage—what was so unusual about her performance? a) The audience was all women b) She was also a nun c) She was Shakespeare’s wife d) Women were not allowed on stage at that time e) She acted the role of Hamlet 7) During the.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)Which of the following most closely characterizes creativity as it was defined in the book? a)Beyond description b)A moment of insight c)A branch of philosophy d)Inspired by emotion not reason e)Pure thought 2)Studies have found that an extremely high IQ (Intelligence Quotient) is not a great advantage when it comes to being creative. At.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) When actors thinks back over certain incidents in their lives and remember them well enough to relive the accompanying emotions, it is called… a) Catharsis b) Emotionalism c) Impassioned Dramatics d) Emotional Memory e) Temperamental Acting 2) This acting technique allows actors to find similarities between themselves and the character and to explore.
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) Which type of Restoration play featured great wit and wordplay and told stories about sexual gratification, bedroom escapades, and humankind’s primitive nature when it comes to sex? 2) Who caught the eye of Charles II when she acted in London? 3) The most famous Restoration-era female playwright was? 4) Which.
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  SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?Aristotle’s Six Elements ?The Structure of a Greek Tragedy   MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Dionysus was the god of… a) Wine and Cheese b) Darkness c) Happiness and Fortitude d) Beauty e) Wine and fertility 2) Which playwright wrote Oedipus Rex? a) Aristophanes b) Euripides c) Aeschylus d) Thespis e) Sophocles 3) The greatest of the ancient Greek comic playwrights was… a) Aristophanes b) Euripides c).
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) A musical has three parts: the music with orchestrated melodies; the lyrics or the sung words; and the spoken lines of dialogue. What other name describes the spoken lines? a) Book b) Dialogue c) Oral Element d) Play e) Plotline 2) A play without music is sometimes called… a) Operetta b) A Talker c) Straight play d).
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  SUGGESTIONS FOR SHORT PAPERS                Have the students write a short paper about a character or person unlike themselves. In this paper they must attempt to understand the character or person’s positive motivation.                Have the class write a paper where they must identity a character’s public image and private image.     .
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Most theatres need dozens of artists and technicians to stage a play. In such a situation what management skills are needed to make everyone work together?   ?Tour your theatre facilities and discuss each job with the ensemble.   ?The Many Jobs in the Theatre   SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?What would you do as.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Do you know your rights? Try it yourself. Poll the class before they read the chapter. How many can name all five rights guaranteed by the First Amendment?   ?Should the government have the right to limit free speech and what speech should be denied and why?   ?Should theatre have consumer.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Should creativity be taught in public schools?   ?Are You A Creative Person? Present your students with examples of “big” and “small” creativity. Ask them for examples from their own life.   SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?Which type of intelligence do you have?   ?Creativity in your dream job       .
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)Which is not one of the common types of Comedy? a)Comedy of Manners b)Farce c)Dark Comedy d)Human comedy e)Domestic comedy 2)What is Hubris? a)Overbearing pride or arrogance b)Responsibility c)Tragic catharsis d)A tragic moment e)A process of self-examination 3)Which is not a part of a Greek Tragedy? a)Parodos b)Episode c)Stasimon d)Exodos e)Acts 4)Which playwright is often called the father of realism? a)Oscar Wilde b)Anton Chekhov c)Émile Zola d)Maxim Gorky e)Henrik Ibsen 5)Facing a.
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  SUGGESTIONS FOR SHORT PAPERS                Is Shakespeare a Romantic?              Compare and contrast Romantic and Enlightenment thought   MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) The Enlightenment led to what two new types of theatre? a) New comedy and Old tragedy b) Melodramas and Freedom Skits c) Anti-comedies and Love stories d) Barber comedies and wig plays e) Domestic tragedies and sentimental comedies 2).
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE                Everyone acts at one point or another. We each play our roles. But how does acting affect you in your every day life? Do we act too much or too little?                In order to understand a character in a play, it’s necessary to ask if the character.
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  SUGGESTIONS FOR SHORT PAPERS                Have the class write a paper in which they describe a situation or event in their life. In part one of the paper they should describe it using realism. In part two, they should use expressionism—part one will be factual, part two theatrical.                Have the students.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE                American musical theatre has often been inspired by patriotic themes. How do stories, sets, scores, lyrics and choreography inspire patriotism?              For decades the American musical has reflected the American culture. SUGGESTIONS FOR SHORT PAPERS                Why is it a musical?              Response paper       .
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) During the Renaissance the Italians invented what type of scene painting? 2) The terms “upstage” and “downstage” come from what period and country? 3) After 1574 theatre was banned within the city limits of London because of the protests of which religious group? 4) The 800 or so people who.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Which type of theatre is sometimes called a “picture frame” theatre”? a) Realistic Theatre b) Proscenium arch c) Arena Theatre d) Thrust Stage e) Black Box 2) Which type of theatre has the stage in the middle, like an island surrounded on all sides by audience? a) Realistic Theatre b) Proscenium arch c) Arena Theatre d) Thrust.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Which of the following individuals did not have a great effect on the creation of realism? a) Charles Darwin b) Karl Marx c) Sigmund Freud d) Bertolt Brecht 2) Which playwright is often called the father of realism? a) Oscar Wilde b) Anton Chekhov c) Émile Zola d) Maxim Gorky e) Henrik Ibsen 3) Which “ism” was an.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) This term means the values, standards, and patterns of behavior of a particular group of people. a) Folklore b) Metaphysics c) Moral Affairs d) Political Code e) Culture 2) This is an attempt to overcome all forms of discrimination, including racism, sexism, and homophobias so that people can coexist as well as perhaps.
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7) Which Roman Emperor often acted on stage? a) Augustus b) Julius Caesar c) Marcus Aurelius d) Nero e) Caligula 8) Which phrase means “god from a machine” and is used to describe a contrived or unimaginative ending during which an unbelievable coincidence or implausible twist (like a god flying in) sets all the problems of.
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  7) This Enlightenment playwright wrote such plays as The Barber of Seville and its sequel the Marriage of Figaro. a) Lessing b) Voltaire c) Shakespeare d) Denis Diderot e) Beaumarchais 8) This was an artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe around 1800 and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, as well as an emphasis.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Known as one of the first modern directors, this man not only directed the actors but also ruled them as their official head of state. a) King Charles II b) The Duke of Saxe-Meiningen c) Emperor Ch’ien-lung d) Lord Ming Huang e) Emperor Constantine 2) This member of the ensemble is a literary.
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  SHORT ANSWER   1)What are the six forms of intelligence according to Howard Gardner? 2)What are the four basic steps to problem solving? 3)What is the difference between creativity and technique? 4)_____ are procedures that have been proven to work repeatedly. They are methods by which a complex task can be accomplished. 5)What is the primary.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) In 529 CE who closed the world’s oldest school of philosophy (founded by Plato)? a) Aristotle’s Men b) Hindus c) Christians d) Emperor William e) The Greek Council of the arts 2) Aristotelian Scholasticism was an attempt to synthesize, reconcile, and harmonize what? a) Theatre and Science b) Art and Dance c) Plato and Aristotle d) Theatre.
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