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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes out of the door?
2. What does the red steam indicate?
3. How is the front door shaped?
4. About whom is Judas concerned?
5. What appear on the stairs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The lighting in Act 1, Scene 6, with the Council of Jewish Priests, is dark.
Part 1) Why is it dark? What does it symbolize?
Part 2) How does the lighting, set, and costuming enhance the story?
Part 3) Why do the writers choose this specific lighting, set, and costuming?
Essay Topic 2
In Act 1, Scene 13, the council members and Judas are all in black.
Part 1) Why are they all in black? What does it symbolize? What does this reveal about Judas?
Part 2) What takes place in this scene? Could Judas' actions have been prevented? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The stage production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an updated version of the Biblical story.
Part 1) Why has this story been updated? Was this necessary? Why or why not?
Part 2) What message does this updated version send, besides the known story?
Part 3) How could audiences of the 1960s and 1970s relate to this story? Is it still relevant today? Why or why not? Would you suggest another updating? Why or why not?
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