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5 Matching Questions

  1. Kabuki Theatre
  2. The Importance of Being Ernest
  3. Benefits
  4. Couples in Midsummer Nights Dream
  5. Renaissance Drama
  1. a (Japan) Started when female dancer began to give public performances, Elaborate make up, Brilliant costumes
    After 1629- men performed in the plays when women were banned, Narrated stories about contemporary life.
  2. b Between 14 and 15 centuries Italian drama began to replace religious, mystery and morality plays with secular drama.
  3. c yearly performances dedicated to one actor who would keep all the profits
  4. d Oscar Wilde (1895)
  5. e Lysander and Hermia
    Helena and Demetrius
    Theseus and Hippolyta
    Titania and Oberon

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Prose: shows lower status (mechanicals in midsummer nights dream). refers to ordinary speech with no regular pattern of accentual rhythm. Lines of text do not all have the same number of syllables nor is there any discernible pattern of stresses.
  2. Comedy of professional player.
    Highly valued because of the high level of performance.
    Stock characters. Improvisation.
  3. Born 1533 - 1603
    The reign of Queen Elizabeth is known as the Elizabethan age in England
    The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was executed when Elizabeth was only two, she reigned as Queen of England from 1558 until 1603.
  4. zanni servant
  5. (1550-1650) Religious dramas- autos sacramentales
    Auto =one act play
    sacramentales= sacraments
    Performed during Corpus Christi festival
    Combined elements of medieval, morality and mystery plays.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Lazzicomic pieces of business used repeatedly by characters in Italian commedia dell'arte.


  2. Director's responsibilitiesromance and adventure


  3. Cuckoldshort versions of full length plays.


  4. Elizabethan Actors (examples)The large open-air theatres, purpose-built as commercial playhouses, were an innovation of the 1580s, but their open stages and lack of scenery were common to other places the actors would have performed-such as the halls at Court and in great houses, or the innyards they might use when on tour.


  5. Scene DesignerHelp set the tone and style of the production
    Establishing Locale and Period
    Developing Concept
    Providing a Central Image or Metaphor
    Coordinating Scenery with a Whole
    Solving Practical Design Problems


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