5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- regional theatre
- Bread and Puppet Theatre
- a An experimental theatre troupe begun in 1961 that uses giant puppets as well as actors in political parables.
- b Any work of art that is experimental, innovative, or unconventional.
- c Permanent, professional theatres located outside New York City.
- d "Sordid Realism"; a style of theatrical design and acting whose goal is to imitate real life, including its seamy side. Also called "slice of life" theatre.
- e A post-World War II philosophy that sees humans as being alone in the universe, without God, so they are entirely responsible for their destinies.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Unstructured theatrical events on street corners, at bus stops, in lobbies, and virtually anywhere else people gather.
- An imaginary wall separating the actors from audience; an innovation of Realism in the theatre in the mid-1800s.
- A style of realism that is expressed through lyrical language.
- An avant-garde "ism" that was the result of the two world wars. It has three types: atalist, existentialist, and hilarious.
- A movement that was ignited by the atrocities of World War I and gained fame through staged performances designed to demonstrate the meaninglessness of life.
5 True/False questions
symbolism → A design style or theatre genre in which a certain piece of scenery, a costume, or light represent the essence of the entire environment.
Off Broadway → Small, nontraditional, noncommercial theatres located in storefronts, coffeehouses, churches, and other public spaces in the New York City area.
little theatre movement → Inexpensive, noncommercial, artistically significant plays in small, out-of-the-way theatres. In the United States, flourished from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s.
alienation effect → Unstructured theatrical events on street corners, at bus stops, in lobbies, and virtually anywhere else people gather.
box set → Commonly used in realistic plays, a true-to-life interior containing a room or rooms with the fourth wall removed so that the audience feels they are looking in on the characters' private lives.