5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- closet drama
- Low Comedy
- Proscenium arch
- a A comic style arousing laughter through jokes, slapstick humor, sight gags, and boisterous clowning. Little intellectual appeal.
- b the song for the entrance of the chorus
- c A literary work aimed at amusing an audience. One of the basic modes of storytelling and can be adapted to most literary forms-from poetry to flim. Action often involves the adventures of young lovers, who face obstacles and complications that threaten disaster but are overturned at the last moment to produce a happy ending.
- d a play or dramatic poem designed to be read aloud rather than performed.
- e Separating the auditorium from the raised stage and the world of the play, the architectural picture from or gateway "standing in front of the scenery" in traditional European theaters from the 16th century on.
5 Multiple choice questions
- In classical Greek theater architecture, "the place for dancing", a circular, level performance space at the base of a horseshoe-shaped ampitheater, where twelve, then later fifteen, young, masked, male chorus members sang and danced the odes interspersed between dramatic episodes in a play. Today, it is the ground floor seats in a theater or concert hall.
- A type of comedy featuring exaggerated character types in ludricrous and improbable situations, provoking belly laughs with sexual mix-ups, crude verbal jokes, pratfalls, and knockabout horseplay.
- 3 priniples of good drama laid down by Italian literary critics in 16th century in order to give it a cohesive & complete integrity: action, time, place.
- A genre using devisive humor to ridicule human weakness and folly or attack political injustices and incomptetence. Often focuses on ridiculing characters or killjoys, who resist the festive mood of comedy. Such characters, called humors, are often characterized by one dominant personality trait or ruling obsession.
- the illusion of scenic realsim for interior rooms was achieved in the early nine-teenth century with the develoment of this; consisting of three walls that joined in two corners and a ceiling that tilted as if seen in perspective.
5 True/False questions
Skene → In classical Greek staging of 5th century BC, the temporary wooden stage building in which actors changed masks and costumes when changing roles. It served as part of the set.
High Comedy → A comic style arousing laughter through jokes, slapstick humor, sight gags, and boisterous clowning. Little intellectual appeal.
Comedy of Manners → A realistic form of comic drama that flourished with seventeenh-century playwrights. Deals with the social relations and sexual intrigues of sophicsticated, intelligent, upper-class men and women, whose verbal fencing and witty repartee produce the prinicipal comic effects. Stereo-typed characters from contemporary life.
satyr play → causes hero's downfall; his error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.
prologue → a preparatory scene