The Empty Space Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Deadly Theatre, part 2 (p. 30-46).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who, according to the author, "was trained to reject cliché imitations of reality and to search for something more real in himself."
(a) The Meisner Actor.
(b) The Method Actor.
(c) The Chekhovian Actor.
(d) The Classical Actor.

2. Who challenged Stanislavsky, proposing a different style of playing?
(a) Meisner.
(b) Chekhov.
(c) Adler.
(d) Meyerhold.

3. What are audiences doing in "elevating something bad into a success"?
(a) Being idiots.
(b) Lying to the authors.
(c) Cheating themselves.
(d) Cheating the critics.

4. What does "Deadly Theatre" mean?
(a) Great theatre.
(b) Avant garde theatre.
(c) Bad theatre.
(d) Intense theatre.

5. The author writes, "Years ago I saw a girl at the Actors' Studio approaching a speech of Lady Macbeth's by..." doing what?
(a) Weeping uncontrollably.
(b) Screaming loudly.
(c) Standing on a cliff.
(d) Pretending to be a tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Every work and every period has its own what?

3. In America, the author writes, "Years ago, ______ came into being to give a faith and continuity to those unhappy artists who were being so rapidly thrown in and out of work."

4. The author points out that the best dramatists explain themselves how (regarding stage direction)?

5. Approximately how long is a rehearsal process in New York, according to the author?

(see the answer key)

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