The Empty Space Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Holy Theatre, part 1 (p 47 to 61).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the author see a production in which a young actor "stood in front of a very old one and spoke and mimed the role with him like a reflection in a glass"?
(a) Broadway.
(b) Comedie Francaise.
(c) The West End.
(d) Theatre de Francaise.

2. With whom did the author institute a group with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre called the Theatre of Cruelty?
(a) Celice Dayton.
(b) Harold Pinter.
(c) Arthur Miller.
(d) Charles Marowitz.

3. There is often a call for performing the classics in what way?
(a) Without regard to language.
(b) As they were written.
(c) As they were performed.
(d) In a modern way.

4. Who "wanted the theatre to contain all that normally is reserved for crime and war"?
(a) Jenet.
(b) Artaud.
(c) Beckett.
(d) Grotowski.

5. Which production does the author refer to in Paris which was a flop, so they offered three free performances?
(a) Sergeant Musgrave's Dance.
(b) La Boheme.
(c) Les Miserables.
(d) Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, "the moment a lover speaks, or a king utters, we rush to give them a" what?

2. "When the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear toured through Europe, the production was steadily improving and the best performances lay between" where?

3. "There is eventually a need for _______ to reach the ultimate compactness and focus that collective work is almost obliged to miss."

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

5. The author writes of productions in Russia of classical Shakespearean works which rehearsed for how long, yet were unable to perform as well as a hack company?

(see the answer key)

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