Theater Quiz : Ch 5 & 6

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What does a director NOT seek in a designer-director collaboration?

What does a director NOT seek in a designer-director collaboration?

Financial independence

The director's work with the designers is generally suggestive and corrective, rather than overtly controlling.

True

This historic phase of the director passed on knowledge of "correct" technique

Teacher-Director

The timing and placement of a character's entrances, exits, crosses, embraces, and other major movements is called

Blocking

George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, is generally regarded as the first modern director.

True

As I traverse the stage in a direction away from the audience, I am traveling __________

Upstage

__________ founded the Theatre Libre in France.

Andre Antoine

What is meant by the "concept" of a play?

The director's central idea which focuses his or her interpretation

Which of the following is true of stylizing directors?

They are unrestrained by rigid formulas with respect to verisimilitude or realistic behavior.

Small-scale movement on the stage, which an actor performs within the larger pattern of entrances and exits, is called

Business

How did the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries' emphasis on rationalism influence the director's role?

The demand for historical accuracy required the director to conduct comprehensive research, organization, and coordination.

This director assistant is responsible for compiling the prompt book.

Stage Manager

The "preplanned approach" is where the director and the actors work together to develop the movements and actions of the play.

False

The rhythm of a production, sometimes confused with the speed of the actor's delivery, is called

Pace

The initial shows where a director can evaluate the production in terms of audience response and institute new changes are known as

Previews

A producer may be an individual, such as an artistic director, or a partnership of individuals, such as a committee.

True

Which person is responsible for the financial support of the production and, working closely with the director, also contributes to many "directorial" decisions in the production process?

Producer

Which statement best describes the end of the director's involvement with the play?

The director may still change aspects of the play during previews or the run, but primarily has given over responsibility to the audience.

A director should possess all of the following EXCEPT

A capable voice and an athletic physique, both which comprise the actor's instrument.

As a response against Stanislavsky's realism, the director Vsevolod Meyerhold evolved a theatre of "biomechanical constructivism" in Moscow.

True

Ancient masks were thought to have supernatural powers.

True

__________ argued for light as the guiding principle of all design and defined the role of the modern lighting designer.

Adolphe Appia

Which of the following is NOT a postmodern design element?

Furniture taken directly from people's homes

A loosely woven fabric that looks opaque when lit from one side and transparent when lit from the other side is called a cyclorama.

False

Realistic costuming took over when which of the following became a major guiding principle in drama?

Historical accuracy

All of the following are elements the scenic designer might take into consideration when creating the visual presentation of the staging EXCEPT

Underscoring

Which invention brought lighting to the stage in its modern form and made lighting a more controlled part of the drama?

The gaslight

The movement toward scenic abstraction began with the theoretical and occasionally practical works of Adolphe Appia.

True

Makeup can serve all the functions EXCEPT which of the following?

Makeup may be used to help improve the actor's diction.

Platforms, flats, and drapery are the traditional building blocks of fixed stage scenery.

True

It is almost impossible for costumes to address a character's occupation.

False

The production stage manager's primary responsibility is the working and timing of lighting cues, ensuring that the lights support the play's action and aesthetic.

False

In describing dramatic space as "psycho-plastic," which "scenographer" (Europe's most celebrated in the 20thcentury) said "The goal of a designer can no longer be a description of a copy of actuality, but the creation of its multidimensional model?"

Joseph Svoboda

__________ will enhance the actor, complete the costume, and compensate for audience distance.

Makeup

Appia and Craig both thought that scenic design must be more realistic and less expressionistic.

False

What kind of scenery attempts to depict, in great detail, a specific time and place in the observable world where the play's events are presumed to take place?

Realistic

The name given to the boards that elevate the actors above the level of the audience is a flat.

False

What kind of scenery uses evocative visual images to make a visual statement about the production's intended mood or theme?

Metaphorical

Makeup, like costuming, is

both ceremonial and illustrative.

Which of the following types of stage is completely surrounded by audience?

Arena

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