The Empty Space Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Rough Theatre, part 2 (p. 93 to 109).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does the author write, "three needs become one: it exists for the sake of performing, it earns its living through performing and its performances contain the most intense and intimate moments of its collective life"?
(a) The Living Theatre.
(b) The Laboratory.
(c) The Motion Picture Industry.
(d) The Theatre of Cruelty.

2. "The epic writer of _____ plays seldom brings to his work this same fine sense of human individuality: perhaps because he is unwilling to regard a man's strength and a man's weakness with equal impartiality."
(a) Absurdist.
(b) Surrealist.
(c) Dadaist.
(d) Marxist.

3. The sort of play that Shakespeare offers us is never just what?
(a) An enlightened tale.
(b) A Rough play.
(c) A Holy play.
(d) A series of events.

4. What play does the author juxtapose against Peter Weiss' play for an example of clarity of meaning?
(a) Henry V.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Romeo and Juliet.

5. Within a constrained time allotted for rehearsal, what cannot occur, according to the author?
(a) Creative explosion.
(b) Artistic risks.
(c) True impulse.
(d) Finding truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who told the author, "My search is based on the director and the actor. You base yours on the director, actor, audience. I accept that this is possible, but for me it is too indirect"?

2. On the first day of rehearsal of what show did its composer, Harold Arlen, arrive wearing a blue cornflower, with champagne and presents for all?

3. The author writes, "In Haitian voodoo, all you need to begin a ceremony is a ____ and people."

4. What group is led by Julian Beck and Judith Malina?

5. Of what play does the author write, "The optimism of the lady buried in the ground is not a virtue, it is the element that blinds her to the truth of her situation"?

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