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_____ a performance in front of an audience prior to the "official" opening of the play, when the director and the performers discover which parts of the play are successful


______ a rehearsal where the performers are onstage with scenery,lighting, and sound for the first time and the primar focus is the mechanical and physical aspects of production.

Technical Rehearsal

______ a rehearsal where all the elements are put together, and the play is performed as if the audience were present, with no stops or interruptions and with full lights, scenery, costumes , and sound,

Dress rehearsal

A controlling idea,vision, or point of view that the director feels is appropriate to the play is called a directorial _______


A medieval morality play is a example of _____


Attempts to put onstage as exact a copy of life as possible, down to the smallest details, is a example of _____


In the nonprofit theatre, the person or group with the responsibilities of the producer is called the ___


Select the response that places the directing activities in the proper order.

Developing a concept, casting, staging, technical rehearsal , dress rehearsal

The emergence of the director as a separate creative figure can partly be attributed to the ____

increase in numerous forms of communication, which opened up a world of other cultures to examine and bring to life on stage.

The fundamental action or conflict of the play is called the ___


The movement, pace, and rhythm of the play are NOT affected by the ___


The way in which a play is presented, the " manner in which the spine is articulated, " is called the ____


WHen a performer closely resembles in real life the character to be enacted, this is known as _____

type casting

What is NOT a responsibility of the director?

Raising money for the production

What is NOT a responsibility of the dramaturg?

Designing the program

What is NOT a responsibility of the producer ?

Arriving at a central metaphor for the play

What is NOT a responsibility of the producer?

Arriving at a central metaphor for the underlying meaning of the play

What is NOT the responsibility of the stage manager?

discovering promising new plays and working with playwrights on developing their scripts

What is sometimes called " slice-of-life" drama?


Serves as a parable or lesson?


An enemy of credibility in a performance is the critic t or f


Learning how to make the characters portrayed believeable is a ______ aspect of acting.


When the performers combine the inner and outer aspects of acting in a forceful and convincing way, they used a process known as integration. T or F


When a performer is required to play several roles in the same play, this is called duplication. T or F


A performer in 17th century france delivering a line with a flourish at the end in order to prompt the audience to applaud is a example of a clap trap. T OR F


Which of the following is NOT one of the responsibilities of a performer in the theatre?

to create an attractive stage picture through movement and gesture

In order to throw the voice into the audience so that it penetrates to the uttermost reaches of the theatre, the performer must


Which one of the following is NOT one of Stanislavsky's four broad aims of actor training?

to make certain that an actor focuses on the character's inner life by excluding focus on anything else while on stage

When children use imitation, it is often a way of


One of the differences between acting in daily life and acting in theatre is that actors and actresses are always being


When a performer is required to play several roles in the same play, this is called


Acting alternated between exaggerated and more natural styles in

18 19th century english theatre

David Garrick acted during which period?

18 19th century english theatre

_________________ had a chorus that sang and danced odes.

Greek theatre

Sometimes performers used a claptrap to provoke applause from the audience in which period?

17th century french theatre

Performers wore heavily stylized make-up that was richly colored and textured in which period?


General roles recognized by society, such as father, mother, child, store clerk, teacher, student, etc. are called

Social roles

Roles that we assume with our family and friends, such as being a braggart, a martyr, etc. are called

Personal roles

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