The director's work with the designers is generally suggestive and corrective, rather than overtly controlling.
The timing and placement of a character's entrances, exits, crosses, embraces, and other major movements is called
What is meant by the "concept" of a play?
The director's central idea which focuses his or her interpretation
Which of the following is true of stylizing directors?
They are unrestrained by rigid formulas with respect to verisimilitude or realistic behavior.
Small-scale movement on the stage, which an actor performs within the larger pattern of entrances and exits, is called
How did the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries' emphasis on rationalism influence the director's role?
The demand for historical accuracy required the director to conduct comprehensive research, organization, and coordination.
The "preplanned approach" is where the director and the actors work together to develop the movements and actions of the play.
The rhythm of a production, sometimes confused with the speed of the actor's delivery, is called
The initial shows where a director can evaluate the production in terms of audience response and institute new changes are known as
A producer may be an individual, such as an artistic director, or a partnership of individuals, such as a committee.
Which person is responsible for the financial support of the production and, working closely with the director, also contributes to many "directorial" decisions in the production process?
Which statement best describes the end of the director's involvement with the play?
The director may still change aspects of the play during previews or the run, but primarily has given over responsibility to the audience.
A director should possess all of the following EXCEPT
A capable voice and an athletic physique, both which comprise the actor's instrument.
As a response against Stanislavsky's realism, the director Vsevolod Meyerhold evolved a theatre of "biomechanical constructivism" in Moscow.
__________ argued for light as the guiding principle of all design and defined the role of the modern lighting designer.
Which of the following is NOT a postmodern design element?
Furniture taken directly from people's homes
A loosely woven fabric that looks opaque when lit from one side and transparent when lit from the other side is called a cyclorama.
Realistic costuming took over when which of the following became a major guiding principle in drama?
All of the following are elements the scenic designer might take into consideration when creating the visual presentation of the staging EXCEPT
Which invention brought lighting to the stage in its modern form and made lighting a more controlled part of the drama?
The movement toward scenic abstraction began with the theoretical and occasionally practical works of Adolphe Appia.
Makeup can serve all the functions EXCEPT which of the following?
Makeup may be used to help improve the actor's diction.
The production stage manager's primary responsibility is the working and timing of lighting cues, ensuring that the lights support the play's action and aesthetic.
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?"
__________ will enhance the actor, complete the costume, and compensate for audience distance.
Appia and Craig both thought that scenic design must be more realistic and less expressionistic.
What kind of scenery attempts to depict, in great detail, a specific time and place in the observable world where the play's events are presumed to take place?
The name given to the boards that elevate the actors above the level of the audience is a flat.
What kind of scenery uses evocative visual images to make a visual statement about the production's intended mood or theme?