Theatre Chap 4
|The words criticize has at least two meanings. One is "to find fault." Another meaning is______ .||to understand and to appraise|
|What three questions define the criteria by which to judge a play and a production?||...|
| Criticism that not only describes what has been done but offers advice or comments about how it|
should be done is called ________________ .
| Criticism which attempts to describe as clearly and accurately as possible what is happening in a|
play or performance is called ________________ .
|What kind of criticism did Aristotle primarily write?||describe|
|What kind of criticism did Horace primarily write?||prescribe|
|What might a critic offer background information about?||...|
|A critic usually has more ________ than a reviewer.||...|
|If a reviewer dislikes a particular production, it is probably best to avoid it.||...|
| A critic should treat a play as an aesthetic object separate from its social, political, or cultural|
| Because the reviewer should represent the tastes of the general public, it is not important that|
he or she have a thorough background in theater.
| No matter how knowledgeable a critic is about theater, much of what he or she writes is simply|
| One unique aspect of Maria Irene Fornes's play Fefu and Her Friends, described in the text, is|
that during one part of the play the audience is divided into four groups and taken to different locations
to view scenes.
| While there is a danger of overanalyzing a play, most critics are able to feel joy and spontaneity|
and at the same time maintain a critical attitude toward the production.
| In their work for most regional professional theatres the Dramaturg is responsible for examining|
new plays, researching plays the theatre is producing and possibly working with playwrights on
developing new scripts.
| Usually works for a television station, a newspaper, or a magazine and reports on what has|
occurred at the theater.
|Usually attempts to go into greater detail in describing or analyzing a theater event.||...|
|Often will try to explain how the theater event fits into a category or genre, or into the body of the playwright's work.||...|
|Usually restricted by time, space, or both.||...|
|Frequently is limited in terms of experience and theatrical background.||...|
|Attempts to analyze a theater event very closely.||...|
|Ebert and Roeper.||...|
|Might offer an opinion about whether or not the event is worth seeing.||...|
|Attempts to put the theater event into a larger context.||...|
|Which of the following is not a responsibility of a Dramaturg?|
A. researching criticism of past productions of plays their theatre is doing
B. writing research notes or small artices most often used in the programs for the audience's benefit
C. through production research determining the style of the play that the director will employ
D. identifying older yet meaningful plays that may have been overlooked in planning a theatre season