Midterm Acting Exam
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Whose perspective are stage directions from?
The origins of theatre are in _____________.
The "Raked Stage" gave us the terms ____________.
Upstage and downstage
Whose perspective are stage directions from?
What are the storytelling techniques?
Yell, speed up, slow down, whisper, imitate a voice
The method in which we use to critique our peers in class is called the
This part of the story introduces characters, sets the story up, and gives us background information of the play.
This part of the story is the unknotting or unravelling of the play's conflict, in which the ending occurs.
This part of the story is the emotional crest or height of the play in which the story takes a dramatic turning point.
This part of the story wraps up the action of the play before the ending.
The word for what happens in the story is
Which word is missing: _____, Zap, Zop
Dionysus is the Greek God of ___________.
Wine & Fertility
What ruled over everyone in Greek Drama?
These consisted of "improvised hymns and dances for Dionysus".
Thespis is ...
the first "actor"
The maximum amount of actors in Greek Theatre was ___________.
Who was a "great supporter of the Arts" when he ruled Athens from 560-510 BC?
The Festival in the City of Dionysia was held in the _________.
The government paid for the _________ to attend the Festival.
A Satyr Play was paired with a _______________.
What does "tragos" mean when literally translated?
This section of a Greek Tragedy introduces the chorus, sets the mood of the play, and gives exposition.
Who wrote "The Poetics"?
According to Aristotle, this is the SECOND most important element of drama.
Comedies dealt with societal issues and things of a smaller nature like ________.
Who added the 2nd actor?
Which of the following is a major contribution of Aristophanes?
Who focused more on human doings and "women's rights" rather than Gods or myths?
Greek Thick Soled sandals worn in tragedies
Which is a long cloak for the chorus, used in tragedies?
This is a "crane like device, mainly representing the Gods."
Who wrote Oedipus Rex?
What is the only existing satyr play?
There aren't any
Who is Medea's Husband in the play Medea?
What is the only existing trilogy?
Who does Oedipus accuse of plotting against him?
Creon & Tiresias
Why did Oedipus go to the Oracle of Apollo?
To find out who is true parents are
How does Jocasta die?
she hangs herself
Who reveals the truth about Oedipus's birth?
Oedipus goes from being king of Thebes to being poor, exiled, and _______.
A black wig was for a ___________.
A red wig was for a ___________.
What was the maximum number of actors in a show in Roman Theatre?
Who built the first permanent theater in Rome?
A _________ was performed by two to three actors.
A _________ was performed by a single dancer.
_________________ was the most important element to Roman Theatre
____________ were usually captives, foreigners, or slaves who had purchased their freedom.
___________ was the most influential of Roman playwrights, whose work was copied by such writers as Shakespeare.
The _________________ is the person who writes the play,
A(n) ________________ is group of actors working together without a star
A ______________ is the person who is financially responsible or seeks funding for the play.
A ___________ is when an actor introduces themselves, and the piece they are about to perform.
_______________ is the choreographed movements of actors onstage.
The _____________ is where the actors wait for their entrances offstage.
What is the curve at the end of the stage called?
This kind of medieval play were stories about Christ
This kind of medieval play was about the lives of saints
This kind of play was about the trails and tribulations of mankind
Why did the church introduce theatre into mass?
Most people dos not speak Latin, so theatre was used to illustrate stories of the bible.
Used in Medieval Plays to bring church to the town squares
Theatre was a lost art form for almost this many years in medieval theatre...
Everyman the play is an example of one of these types of medieval plays?
Which character in Everyman helps Everyman to get into heaven?
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