5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Restoration period
- a After 1660 when Charles II was restored to the English throne and reopeed the London playhouses which had been closed by the Puritans, who considered theater immoral.
- b high, thick-soled elevator shoes that made them apear taller than ordinary men.
- c causes hero's downfall; his error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.
- d the song for the entrance of the chorus
- e The minstrels of the late Middle Ages. Originally, they were lyric poets living in southern France and northern Italy who sang to aristocratic audiences mostly of chivalry and love.
5 Multiple choice questions
- In classical Greek staging of 5th century BC, the temporary wooden stage building in which actors changed masks and costumes when changing roles. It served as part of the set.
- arena theater
- A form of comic drama developed by guilds of professional Italian actors in the mid-16th century. Playing stock characters, masked players improvised diaologue around a given scenarios (with a brief outlinejmakring entrances and main course of action). In a typical play a pair of young lovers (played without masks), aided by a clever servant (Harlequin), outwit older masked characters.
- A form of comic drama in which the plot focuses on one or more pairs of young lovers who overcome difficulties to achieve a happy ending (usually marraige).
- an international literary movement that originated with nineteenth century French poets to make literatur resemble music; avoided direct statements and exposition for powerful evocation and suggestion to capture visions of higher reality.
5 True/False questions
Theater of the absurd → arena theater
Comedy of Manners → A literary work aimed at amusing an audience. One of the basic modes of storytelling and can be adapted to most literary forms-from poetry to flim. Action often involves the adventures of young lovers, who face obstacles and complications that threaten disaster but are overturned at the last moment to produce a happy ending.
Tragiccomedy → A comic genre evoking so-called intellectual or thoughful laughter from an audience that remains emotionally detached from the play's depiction of the folly, pretense, and incongruity of human behavior.
tragic flaw → A type of drama that combines elements of both tradegy and comedy. Usually, it creates potentially tragic situations that bring the protagonists to the brink of disaster but then ends happily. Can be traced as far back as the Renaissance.
Burlesque → a preparatory scene