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theatre test 3

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historically traditional drama began when
spoken drama was introduced into shamanistic rites
the ancient greek god of fertility, wine, agriculture, and sexuality was
dionysus
which of the following is not true of the greek chorus?
it offered individuals the opportunity to voice personal opinions
the liturgical troupe quem quaeritis
celebrates the visit of the three marys to the tomb of the cruficied christ
the renaissance was characterized by which of the following
a renewed interest in classical (greek and roman) civizliation
plays of the royal theatre era are characterized by
rational sensibilites
the central creed of the romantic theatre was
compassion
which of the following is true of theatre in asia?
a diverse tradition exists in asian theatre
the word kabuki
derives from kabuku, meaning tilting or askew, and refers to a style of behavior that might today be called hip or punk
realist theatre
has had a lasting effect on modern theatre
which is a characteristic of realist drama?
characters drawn true to life and subject to their individual social states
which movement, whose development paralleled but was essentially independent of realism, based its aesthetics on nature, particularly on humanity's place in the (darwinian) environment?
naturalism
how did stanislavsky contribute to realist theatre?
he brought realistic acting to realistic plots
which of the following is true of symbolism?
through images and metaphors, symbolism explores the inner realities which cannot be directly or literally perceived
this type of drama, in vogue in germany during the first two decades of the 20th century, featured shocking and gutsy dialogue, boldly exaggerated scenery, piercing sounds, bright lights, an abundance of primary colors, and a not very subtle use of symbols, a structure of short, stark, jabbing scenes building to a powerful or deafening climax
expressionism
which type of drama fits the following description: the theatre becomes a part of the content of play production, not merely the vehicle
metatheatre
this playwright, born in germany in 1898, emerged from WW1 as a dedicated marxist and pacifist, and consolidated his theories about drama into a body of plays that include the rise and fall of the city of mahagonny and the good person of szechuan
bertolt brecht
which movement was based on the idea that, although humans search for some meaning or purpose in life, they are met with the immutable irrationality of the universe, thus making the effort futile?
absurdism
is musical theatre a form of antirealist theatre similar to expressionism and the theatre of the absurd?
no, because musical theatre, while seemingly antirealist, does not derive from a rebellion against verisimilitude but has aesthetics unique to its own performance
which of the following is not an example of the tradition of music in theatre?
the medieval portuguese drama subgenre known as musical tragedy
which city remains the international capital of the world's musical theatre?
new york
when did musical theatre begin to evolve as a specific genre of its own?
over the past 150 years of western dramatic history
the american broadway musical dates back to
the staging of the black crook, a melodrama, at niblo's garden in nyc in 1866 when a french dance company stranded in the city was added to the show
which of the following musicals retells the story of romeo and juliet with a contemporary polish american as romeo and a contemporary puerto rican american as juliet?
west side story
which production introduced full frontal nudity to the musical form?
hair
which winner of the 1998 tony award for the best musical, directed by avant-garde director-designer julie taymor, derives its aesthetic from both african jungle and universal myth
the lion king
from a practical standpoint, theatre may be considered a conservative institution because it conserves
the history and conventional way of working as a theatre
postmodern playwrights and directors are mainly concerned with
the discontinuity of meaning
flashbacks that are not clearly framed as such, shuttling instead between time zones without narrative warning, are examples of
nonlinear theatre
this theatre formed by joseph chaikin in 1963, combined social improvisation with brechtian techniques and used character as a vehicle for direct interaction with audiences
the open theatre
which of the following is not true of the role of women in the history of drama?
women are more under-represented today in theatre than at any point since the 1650s
which of the following does not exemplify the contemporary trend toward revival?
plays which dramatize the life of the ancient playwrights account for a quarter of the productions off broadway
professional theatres operating on significantly reduced budgets and located primarily in greenwich village, soho, and upper east and west sides of manhattan became collectively known in the 1950s as
off broadway
which of the following is not true of nonprofit theatre?
nonprofit means that no one makes a profit; therefore, actors, stage designers, and all members involved in the production receive no salaries
the primary foundations of theatre are ritual and dancing
false
the work of shakespeare and ben jonson in england and machiavelli and commedia dell'arte in italy are examples of renaissance theatre
true
the principles of the romantic theatre were in reaction to the previous era's emphasis on rationality
true
performers in chinese opera are adept at singing, speech, acting, and acrobatics
true
the lasting impact of ibsen's play lies primarily in two qualities 1. their choice of issues and 2. the playwright's skill at showing both sides of an issue and conflict through brilliantly captured psychological detail
true
the theatre where chekhov collaborated with konstantin stanislavsky is the moscow art theatre
true
avant-garde means literally the major assault or shock troops
true
of all the isms, expressionism has given rise to the most significant body of modern theatre
true
musical theatre evolved initially as a revolt against other forms of theatre, particularly realism
false
marc blitztein's 1938 musical the cradle will rock was cancelled an hour before its new york opening by government officials who protested the play's "left wing propaganda"
true
the producers, the lion king, and spring awakening generate diverse forms of audience appeal, whether by attracting crowds of all ages, as with the first two shows, or bringing young people in their teens, twenties, and thirties to live theatre, as with the last.
true
the subjects that modern musicals have tackled include gang violence, unemployment, nazism, homosexuality, race relations, and environmental degredation
true
the extremity in artistic representation that responded to the social change of the sixties and seventies took a number of forms, including plays that feature urination, bold profanity, and total nudity.
true
the variety of theatre introduced to suburban america in the 1970s that produced light comedies, mystery melodramas, and musicals is commonly known as off-off broadway
false
some of the most historically significant and innovative theatres in the world, such as constantine stanislavsky's moscow art theatre and and andre antoine's theatre libre, began as community theatres run by amateurs
true
shakespeare festivals, which began in the great depression and now exist in every state, originated with summer stock productions
true