5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- regional theatre
- a A design style or theatre genre in which a certain piece of scenery, a costume, or light represent the essence of the entire environment.
- b A style that shows the audience the action of the play through the mind of one character. Instead of seeing photographic reality, the audience sees the character's own emotions and point of view.
- c The cultural movement behind theatrical realism, it began around 1850 and popularized the idea that plays could be a force for social and political change.
- d Permanent, professional theatres located outside New York City.
- e 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 Multiple choice questions
- A style of realism that is expressed through lyrical language.
- A famous twentieth-century experimental theatre using aesthetically radical techniques to shake up audiences about social and political issues; founded in 1946 by Julian Beck (1925-1985) and Judith Malina (b. 1926).
- An avant-garde "ism" that was the result of the two world wars. It has three types: atalist, existentialist, and hilarious.
- A genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.
- An imaginary wall separating the actors from audience; an innovation of Realism in the theatre in the mid-1800s.
5 True/False questions
Off Off Broadway → Originally, small experimental theatres that sprang up in the late 1950s outside Times Square to put on plays about current issues. They typically have much smaller houses than Broadway theatres.
existentialism → 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.
Bread and Puppet Theatre → Permanent, professional theatres located outside New York City.
performance art → A play that expresses a social problem so that it can be remedied.
Off Broadway → Originally, small experimental theatres that sprang up in the late 1950s outside Times Square to put on plays about current issues. They typically have much smaller houses than Broadway theatres.