The Art of Dramatic Writing Test | Final Test - Hard

Lajos Egri
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Egri define as the no-return point and the highest in the scene?

2. What does the author assert is imperative because it shows how a character can move from one emotion to another?

3. Who wrote "The Cherry Orchard"?

4. Who wrote the play "Black Pit"?

5. Who tells Krogstad that she only married her husband because she had no other means to support her sick mother and young siblings in "A Doll's House"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What example does the author present for the emergence of conflict in Book III: Conflict, Chapter 1: Origin of Action?

2. How is transition shown in Moliere's "Tartuffe" in the text?

3. What does Egri cite from the play "Ghosts" to show transition?

4. What does Egri show by example with the play "Stevedore"?

5. How does the author relate conflict to genetics?

6. What are the four divisions of conflict related by the author?

7. How is the point of attack defined? Where should it take place, according to the author?

8. What is Egri's response to Aristotle's theory on story structure?

9. How can messages be conveyed with dialogue? What should the writer avoid?

10. What is the definition and importance of conflict in drama?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the theories of Egri and Aristotle on the importance of character. How does character relate to action?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the pivotal character in "A Doll's House"? Describe the plot and premise of this play.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Egri's assessment of the premise of "The Tragedy of Macbeth". Who are the pivotal character and antagonist in this play?

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