5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- The Living Theatre
- poetic realism
- little theatre movement
- a 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.
- b A genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.
- c 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).
- d 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.
- e A style of realism that is expressed through lyrical language.
5 Multiple choice questions
- An art form from the mid-twentieth century in which one or more performers use some combination of visual arts (including video), theatre, dance, music, and poetry, often to dramatize political ideas. The purpose is less to tell a story than to convey a state of being.
- An avant-garde "ism" that was the result of the two world wars. It has three types: atalist, existentialist, and hilarious.
- Any work of art that is experimental, innovative, or unconventional.
- "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.
- Unstructured theatrical events on street corners, at bus stops, in lobbies, and virtually anywhere else people gather.
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.
alienation effect → The result of techniques to keep the audience aware that what they are witnessing is only a play; used by Bertolt Brecht. Alienation techniques include having the actors address the audience out of character, exposing the lights, removing the proscenium arch and curtains, and having the actors perform on bare platforms or simple sets that are sometimes punctuated with political slogans.
regional theatre → Features plays that have a grand scope, large casts, and cover a long period and a wide range of sometimes unrelated incidents. An innovation by Bertolt Brecht.
fourth wall → An imaginary wall separating the actors from audience; an innovation of Realism in the theatre in the mid-1800s.
Off Off Broadway → Small, nontraditional, noncommercial theatres located in storefronts, coffeehouses, churches, and other public spaces in the New York City area.