5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- closet drama
- Comedy of Manners
- flexible theater
- a A realistic form of comic drama that flourished with seventeenh-century playwrights. Deals with the social relations and sexual intrigues of sophicsticated, intelligent, upper-class men and women, whose verbal fencing and witty repartee produce the prinicipal comic effects. Stereo-typed characters from contemporary life.
- b also called black box or experimental theater space. Modern nontrationa performance space in which actor-audience relationships can be flexibly configured, with movable seating platforms.
- c a play or dramatic poem designed to be read aloud rather than performed.
- d personae; the source of our word person, "a thing through which sound comes"
- e katharsis; feeling of relief of pent-up emotions
5 Multiple choice questions
- an action that turns out to have the opposite effect from the one its doer had intended
- A short secular song for three or more voices arranged in counterpoint. It is often about love or pastoral themes. Originated in Italy in the 14th century and enjoyed great success during the Elizabethan Age.
- Developed in the 16th century Italian playhouses, it held the action within an arch, a gateway standing "in front of the scenery". It framed painted scene panels to give the illusion of 3-dimensional perspective although only one seat in the auditorium fully experienced the complete perspective illusion and that seat was reserved for royal patrons. This stage was the norm until the 20th century in Europe.
- the illusion of scenic realsim for interior rooms was achieved in the early nine-teenth century with the develoment of this; consisting of three walls that joined in two corners and a ceiling that tilted as if seen in perspective.
- causes hero's downfall; his error or transgression or his flaw or weakness of character.
5 True/False questions
Farce → 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.
Symbolist movement → 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.
Low Comedy → 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.
stage business → 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.
prologue → a preparatory scene