5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Comedia Dell'arte
- Punch and Judy
- Famous Actor 17th and 18th century
- The Importance of Being Ernest
- a Oscar Wilde (1895)
- b the lovers
- c Thomas Betterton
- d Comedy of professional player.
Highly valued because of the high level of performance.
Stock characters. Improvisation.
- e Japanese writer who wrote emotional plays about the middle class. Suicide plays. They were banned though.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Director and designer work out the play's environment, noting doorways, windows, steps, levels, walls, and furniture.
Outlined in tape on the rehearsal hall floor so the actors can visualize the environment in rehearsals.
- a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
- zanni servant
- Theater Royal
Lincoln's Fields Inn
Dorset Garden Theater
- 1.Agreeing to direct an offered script or selecting or creating a script.
2.Deciding on the text's interpretation and the "look" and configuration of the stage space. The "spine" of the play.
3.Casting actors in various parts.
4. Working with other theatre artists to plan and execute the production.
5. Rehearsing the actors.
6. Coordinating all elements into the final stage performance.
5 True/False questions
Proscenium arch → 1656, first female actress on stage. illegal!
Golden Age in Spain → (1550-1650) Religious dramas- autos sacramentales
Auto =one act play
Performed during Corpus Christi festival
Combined elements of medieval, morality and mystery plays.
Elizabethan Actors (examples) → Actors had to have a wide range and a variety of skills.
Had a repertoire of roles they could pull from.
Benefits → exaggerated improbable situations( The Three Stooges)
Rules for Neoclassical Drama → Thought over feeling
Strict unity of time, place, action
No mixing of comedy/tragedy
No deus ex machina