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Theatre

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STUDY
PLAY
_____ 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
Preview
______ 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 _______
Concept
A medieval morality play is a example of _____
Allegory
Attempts to put onstage as exact a copy of life as possible, down to the smallest details, is a example of _____
Naturalism
In the nonprofit theatre, the person or group with the responsibilities of the producer is called the ___
Manager
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 ___
Spine
The movement, pace, and rhythm of the play are NOT affected by the ___
producer
The way in which a play is presented, the " manner in which the spine is articulated, " is called the ____
Style
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?
Naturalism
Serves as a parable or lesson?
Allegory
An enemy of credibility in a performance is the critic t or f
FALSE
Learning how to make the characters portrayed believeable is a ______ aspect of acting.
Internal
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
TRUE
When a performer is required to play several roles in the same play, this is called duplication. T or F
FALSE
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
TRUE
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
Project
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
Learning
One of the differences between acting in daily life and acting in theatre is that actors and actresses are always being
Observed
When a performer is required to play several roles in the same play, this is called
Doubling
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?
ASIAN
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