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Theatre 101- Chapter 15
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Which person is responsible for the financial support of the production and, working closely with the director, also contributes to many "directorial" decisions in the production process?
Which of the following was one of several directors who not only fostered the development of realist and naturalist dramas but who also opened up the theatre to possibilities of psychological interpretation?
The timing and placement of a character's entrances, exits, crosses, embraces, and other major movements is called
What is one factor that can determine the pace of a play?
the number of lines or pages in the script
Which of the following INCORRECTLY pairs a director with his or her previous profession?
Mike Nichols: lighting designer
The rhythm of a production, sometimes confused with the speed of the actor's delivery, is called
What is meant by the "concept" of a play?
the director's central idea which focuses his or her interpretation
A director should possess all of the following EXCEPT
a capable voice and an athletic physique, both which comprise the actor's instrument.
Which of the following is true of directors of antirealism?
They are unrestrained by rigid formulas with respect to verisimilitude or realistic behavior.
Which statement best describes the end of the director's involvement with the play?
The director may still change aspects of the play during previews or the run, but primarily has given over responsibility to the audience.
The "core concept" is
the director's determination of the most important of the many images, ideas, and emotions that will give the production meaning.
What does a director NOT seek in a designer-director collaboration?
The director spends most of her time doing which of the following tasks?
coaching the actors
Which of the following tasks belong to the director?
conceptualizing the play and giving it vision and purpose
Which type of rehearsal occurs near the end of the rehearsal process, as the play comes closer to production time but before the actors apply makeup?
Small-scale movement on the stage, which an actor performs within the larger pattern of entrances and exits, is called
Which of the following is NOT a possible role undertaken by a professional dramaturg?
personally coaching the actors in how to speak really difficult-to-memorize speeches.
Which of the following is NOT included in the conceptualization of a play?
the social history of the playwright
Which of the following is true of the history of the director's role?
There has always been a director but not always an individual specifically charged with that role.
Andre Antoine is primarily known as a ______ director.
Which of the following is NOT one of the goals of staging?
to renew interest in the classics
What is the director's primary responsibility?
to envision the main lines of the production and provide the artistic leadership to realize that vision
The ancient Greek word for director is
didaskalos, meaning "teacher".
The initial shows where a director can evaluate the production in terms of audience response and institute new changes are known as
Which of the following directors founded the Théâtre d'Art in Paris in 1890 as a direct assault upon the realist principles espoused by Andre Antoine?
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