theatre 2 test

Topics: ArtMusicians

Type:

Sample donated:

Last updated: December 2, 2019

false
in plays written before the Civil War, African Americans were usually depicted as tragic heroes

August Wilson’s early plays did not earn a lot of money
true

True
Wilson’s early plays did not earn a lot of money

False
Despite his fame as a playwright, Wilson has never won a Pulitzer Prize

an artistic movement in the 1920s
The Harlem Renaissance

Wilson’s first big success was
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Wilson has written series of ten plays that
portray past experiences of African Americans

Wilson’s characters often use a verbal strategy known as marking, which is
mimicking someone else’s words

Wilson’s plays often make use of
music, storytelling, African American speech patterns

False
Samuel Beckett was a Frenchman who wrote most of his plays in English

False
Because the Nazis liked Beckett’s plays, he was allowed to stay in Paris during World War II

As Beckett matured as a writer, his plays became shorter and shorter
true

in Waiting For Godot, Godot never makes an appearance
true

True
The scene from Waiting for Godot conveys humor through repetition and wordplay

Samuel Beckett’s plays are noted for their
insights into human experiences

Theatre of the absurd often expresses the philosophy that
life is meaningless

The theatrical devices that can be observed in the scene from Waiting for Godot
Non Sequiturs

the box set
Realism

romanticism
smoke and fire effects

relaxed movements
realism

realism
the “fourth wall”

melodramatic stories
romanticism

the Stanislavski method included
acting based on an inner Truth

Chekhov believed the Stanislavski’s approach
was too realistic, made the actors seem too natural , made Chekhov’s gain recognition as a playwright

was part of the realist movement, was co-founded by Stanislavski, helped Chekhov gain recognition as a playwright
The Moscow Art theatre

In Chekhov’s plays, the costumes
matched current fashions

a Japanese form of musical theatre in which male actors play male and female roles
Kabuki

kimono
a floor-length robe with long, flowing sleeves

Samisen
a three-stringed musical instrument

hanamichi
A raised path that extends from the stage through the audience

Bunraku
a Japanese form of theatre in which large puppets act out the drama

characteristics of Kabuki theatre include
the presence of a chorus

In Kabuki theatre, actors make use of
pantomime, rhythmic delivery of lines, direct speeches to the audience

In the scene from The Zen Substitute, the overall tone is
comic

Moliere’s Plays often offended the royal court
false

Moliere died while performing in one of his own plays
True

Moliere’s family expected him to work in the theatre
false

In Moliere’s time, women’s roles were usually played by men
false

True
The costumes that were popular in Moliere’s day restricted natural movement

Plays in Moliere’s day were usually staged with
elaborate costumes

Moliere’s plays offended some theatregoers who did not like
his ridicule of middle class

In Moliere’s day plays were usually performed in
long, narrow rooms with a stage at one end

Fashionable men of Moliere’s time wore
Wigs, Breeches, and Stockings

Groundling
in the Globe theatre, and audience member who has not purchased a gallery seat

Doublet
a Man’s short jacket

Farthingale
a hoop under a woman’s skirt

a wide, stiff collar supported by wire or cardboard
Ruff

Tiring House
in the Globe theatre, a structure that serves as a background

Pit
in the Globe theatre, an open area surrounded by galleries

Shakespeare’s plays were widely published during his lifetime
true

True
In Shakespeare’s time there were few women actors

The original Globe theatre is still standing
false

one of the innovations Sophocles introduced in Greek theatre was the emphasis on one dominant character in drama
true

False
in Sophocles’ time, the orchestra was a square area in front of the stage where musicians performed

In ancient Greece , theatre was often seen as a threat to Greek religious practices
false

False
In Sophocles’ time, plays were usually performed in small indoor theatres

Over the centuries, many of Sophocles plays have been lost
true

Antigone is one of Sophocles’ most important comedies
False

Griot
a west African storytelling

Soumaoro
an evil sorcerer

a poet of ancient Greece
Homer

the founder of the empire of Mali
Sundiata

iliad
an epic poem about the Greek war against Troy

Choose your subject

x

Hi!
I'm Jessica!

Don't know how to start your paper? Worry no more! Get professional writing assistance from me.

Click here