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5 Matching Questions

  1. spectacle
  2. goat song
  3. Tragicomedy
  4. role/roll
  5. diction
  1. a The entirety of a character's part in a play
  2. b the visual aspects of a production
  3. c also known as tragedy. The word derives from the ancient Greek religious ceremonies at which a god was sometimes depicted as having attributes of a goat.
  4. d The choice, sequence, and arrangement of the playwright's words
  5. e A sad story with a happy ending

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. According to Aristotle, a play should have one main action with few or no subplots.
  2. A person who represents an actor by soliciting employment and negotiating contracts in exchange for 10 percent of the actor's salary.
  3. a tryout for a part in a play
  4. When an actor remembers how he or she felt in a similar situation in real life and substitutes that feeling for the character's emotional state during the performance of a role.
  5. genre associated with anarchic and unbelievable situations. The film Death at a Funeral is an example of a farce.

5 True/False Questions

  1. inciting eventthe part in the play when a change happens that inevitably leads to the answering of the dramatic question. Also known as the crisis.


  2. PoeticsWritten by Aristotle, the earliest known essay analyzing theatre.


  3. MelodramaThe plot is good versus evil. Star Wars is an example of melodrama


  4. domestic comedyTopics focus on family issues.


  5. turning pointThe point in the plot when the major dramatic question is asked.


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