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5 Matching questions

  1. box set
  2. little theatre movement
  3. fourth wall
  4. regional theatre
  5. expressionism
  1. a Permanent, professional theatres located outside New York City.
  2. 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d An imaginary wall separating the actors from audience; an innovation of Realism in the theatre in the mid-1800s.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A design style or theatre genre in which a certain piece of scenery, a costume, or light represent the essence of the entire environment.
  2. An experimental theatre troupe begun in 1961 that uses giant puppets as well as actors in political parables.
  3. Small, nontraditional, noncommercial theatres located in storefronts, coffeehouses, churches, and other public spaces in the New York City area.
  4. 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.
  5. Marked by surreal distortion and senseless danger; a term that comes from the way that Czech writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924) depicted the world.

5 True/False questions

  1. poetic realismA genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.

          

  2. The Living TheatreFeatures 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.

          

  3. happeningsA 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.

          

  4. DadaismA 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. RealismA genre of theatre that emphasizes the subconscious realities of the character, usually through design, and often includes random sets with dreamlike qualities.