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5 Matching questions

  1. reversal/peripety
  2. stage business
  3. Ampitheater
  4. Skene
  5. Madrigal
  1. a 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.
  2. b nonverbal action that engages the attention of an audience
  3. c arena theater with rising tiers around a central open space
  4. d 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.
  5. e an action that turns out to have the opposite effect from the one its doer had intended

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A kind of farce, featuring pratfalls, pie throwing, fisticuffs, and other violent action. It takes its name originally from the slapstick carried by the main servant type.
  2. high, thick-soled elevator shoes that made them apear taller than ordinary men.
  3. A comic style arousing laughter through jokes, slapstick humor, sight gags, and boisterous clowning. Little intellectual appeal.
  4. arena theater
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. closet dramaOriginally, any drama accompanied by music used to enhance mood or emotion. By the nineteenth century, it became highly stereotypical and favored sensational plots over realistic characters. Characters are stock characters, usually either highly virtuous or villainous, and plots are generally sensational and improbable. Virtue inevitably triumphs over villainy. The term is used today almost exclusively as a pejorative.


  2. TradegyThe representation of serious and important actions that lead to a disastrous end for the protagonist.


  3. box setthe 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.


  4. Plot construction waysexposition, foreshadowing, theme, symbolism, suspense, rising action, climax, denouement, falling action


  5. Proscenium archa preparatory scene