5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- goat song
- a The entirety of a character's part in a play
- b the visual aspects of a production
- 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.
- d The choice, sequence, and arrangement of the playwright's words
- e A sad story with a happy ending
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- According to Aristotle, a play should have one main action with few or no subplots.
- A person who represents an actor by soliciting employment and negotiating contracts in exchange for 10 percent of the actor's salary.
- a tryout for a part in a play
- 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.
- genre associated with anarchic and unbelievable situations. The film Death at a Funeral is an example of a farce.
5 True/False Questions
inciting event → the part in the play when a change happens that inevitably leads to the answering of the dramatic question. Also known as the crisis.
Poetics → Written by Aristotle, the earliest known essay analyzing theatre.
Melodrama → The plot is good versus evil. Star Wars is an example of melodrama
domestic comedy → Topics focus on family issues.
turning point → The point in the plot when the major dramatic question is asked.