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Multiple Choice Questions

1. An artist from _____ made sketches for Laughton of Galileo.
(a) The Royal Academie of Arts.
(b) Hannah Barbera.
(c) The Sorbonne.
(d) Disney.

2. Literary works cannot be taken over like _____.
(a) Dogs.
(b) Countries.
(c) Roads.
(d) Factories.

3. Getting louder when increasing_____ is one of Brechts 'common tendencies for actors to guard against'.
(a) Speed.
(b) Intensity.
(c) Action.
(d) Tension.

4. The Berliner Ensemble didn't believe in cutting new actors off from _____.
(a) Print media.
(b) Real life.
(c) Bourgeois values.
(d) Marxist propaganda.

5. Where had Mother Courage first been produced?
(a) New York.
(b) Munich.
(c) Zurich.
(d) Dresden.

6. What signified a broad flow of popular musical elements into modern music?
(a) Avant-garde.
(b) New Age.
(c) Blues.
(d) Jazz.

7. When asked if Katzgraben is a play with a message, Brecht replies that _____ is a play with a message.
(a) Wolf's Cyankali.
(b) Goethe's Faust.
(c) Shaw's Pygmalion.
(d) Shakespeare's King Lear.

8. Epic theatre strives to achieve a character rather than a _____.
(a) Singer.
(b) Caricature.
(c) Dilettant.
(d) Corporal.

9. Laughton gave readings of _____ at Brecht's house.
(a) Goethe.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Goelik.
(d) Stanislavski.

10. The main episodes were roughly and provisionally translated into movements during the _____.
(a) Positioning rehearsal.
(b) Opening rehearsal.
(c) Set rehearsal.
(d) Rehearsal of details.

11. The poet's words in epic theatre are only sacred so far as they are _____.
(a) Pious.
(b) True.
(c) Defined.
(d) Loud.

12. When did Brecht address the all-German cultural congress?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1939.

13. In terms of aesthetics, Galileo spoke of the elegance of certain _____.
(a) Subjects.
(b) Fundamentalist tendencies.
(c) External techniques.
(d) Formulae.

14. _____temperament in epic theatre is discouraged.
(a) Docile.
(b) Obtrusive.
(c) Indulgent.
(d) Angry.

15. After the moral and material collapse of Germany, the country had a vague appetite for _____.
(a) Drama.
(b) Aleatoric elements.
(c) Novelty.
(d) Classicism.

Short Answer Questions

1. A masterly use of _____ can be seen in Chinese acting.

2. Where did the first production of Galileo take place?

3. The sight of the _____behind a completely empty stage creates the illusion of a flat landscape with a huge sky.

4. What were the colors used to develop the color scheme for morning in Galileo?

5. Brecht states that art is no Land of _____.

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