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Which type of critic expresses thoughts with precision, clarity, and grace, through the careful building up of ideas, a presentation of evidence, logical argument, the use of helpful analogy and example, and a clear style of expression?
the articulate critic
Generally the playwright is more intelligent and better informed than the members of the audience.
What form does professional dramatic criticism take?
production reviews , scholarly works, and online blogs and journals
A member of the audience may see a play from five different critical and dramaturgical perspectives. What are five perspectives?
social, personal, artistic, theatrical, and entertainment value
Plays that deal with theatrical matter not simply as a vehicle but as a theme are called
metadrama or metatheatre.
__________ argued for light as the guiding principle of all design and defined the role of the modern lighting designer.
Scholarly dramatic criticism is itself a literary art, of which works by Aristotle, Goethe, Shaw, and Nietzsche have outlasted their presumed subjects and helped shape our vision of life.
In describing dramatic space as "psycho-plastic," which "scenographer" (Europe's most celebrated in the 20thcentury) said "The goal of a designer can no longer be a description of a copy of actuality, but the creation of its multidimensional model?"
The movement toward scenic abstraction began with the theoretical and occasionally practical works of Adolphe Appia
Dramatic criticism usually appears in all the following forms EXCEPT
annotated versions of a playscript used in production.
All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the theatrical format to the best advantage and make us rethink the nature of theatrical production.
Scholarly critics generally write
detailed, comprehensive, and rigorously researched articles without the deadline or space limitations of newspapers
The journalist's review generally is
limited to a brief, immediate reaction written within a few days of seeing the performance.
The spectacularly successful Broadway musical that won a record-shattering twelve Tony Awards in 2002, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, is
Postmodernism relates to previous artistic movements in all the following ways EXCEPT
postmodern theatre attempts to illuminate the received truths of realism
Flashbacks that are not clearly framed as such, shuttling instead between time zones without narrative warning, are examples of
Which full-length black musical comedy challenged the old custom of white actors' "blacking up," was written and performed by African Americans (some in white face), and employed the emerging ragtime musical syncopations of early black revues?
Bob Cole's A Trip to Coontown (1898)
Which type of drama fits the following description: the theatre becomes a part of the content of play production, not merely the vehicle
If you were to join a discussion about macaronic drama, you would be chatting about plays that
include speeches in different languages.
Which American playwright created works, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, and The Piano Lesson, that portray the entire twentieth-century history of black America?
Which genre, introduced in the golden age of the musical, is characterized by increasingly serious plots and sophisticated musical treatments
Which artist (b. 1930), credited with changing the face of the American musical, developed a new style featuring disturbing plots, an ironic tone, and sophisticated, intricately rhymed lyrics?
Which Texas-born theatre and performance artist received critical attention for his tableaux vivant and was invited to create the central performance work of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Festival, the CIVIL warS?
This playwright, born in Germany in 1898, emerged from World War I 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
Founded by Luis Valdez in 1965, which contemporary Chicano theatre was created to dramatize the farm workers' situation in California through didactic actos?
Eschewing realism, romanticism, and rationality to create relentlessly unenlightening plays, which playwright said, "Art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in the clear, and does not make clear?"
Which of the following is true of performance art?
Performance art creates a provocative association of unexpected impressions around a given theme.
The first black musical, in 1921, to dominate a full Broadway season was Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's Shuffle Along
Which lyricist said that he barely dared "place a timid encroaching foot on the territory" of the "masters" and instead sought to write "a more primitive type of lyric . . . expressing my own true convictions and feelings," among them the following famous words from Oklahoma! : "Oh, what a beautiful mornin'! Oh, what a beautiful day!"
Oscar Hammerstein II
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