The Empty Space Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Holy Theatre, part 2 (p 61-72).

Multiple Choice 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"?
(a) Grotowski.
(b) Pierrot.
(c) Gardot.
(d) Beckett.

2. Who "spent his life railing against the theatre of illusion, but his most treasured memories were of painted trees and forests and his eyes would light up as he described effects of trompe d'Å“il"?
(a) Schindler.
(b) Stanislavsky.
(c) Gordon Craig.
(d) Meyerhold.

3. The author writes that "the theatre of the Absurd did not seek the ____ for its own sake."
(a) Unreal.
(b) Realism.
(c) Truth.
(d) Glory.

4. The author opines that "today the theatre of doubting, of unease, of trouble, of alarm, seems truer than the theatre" with what?
(a) A sad ending.
(b) A happy ending.
(c) A noble aim.
(d) A generous spirit.

5. What does the author refer to as "The Theatre of the Invisible-Made-Visible"?
(a) The Living Theatre.
(b) The Immediate Theatre.
(c) The Holy Theatre.
(d) The Dead Theatre.

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. Whose "plays are symbols in an exact sense of the word. A false symbol is soft and vague: a true symbol is hard and clear"?

3. When did the author first go to Stratford?

4. The theatre is "the last forum" where what is still an open question?

5. "The job of shifting oneself totally from one character to another--a principle on which all of Shakespeare and all of Chekhov is built--is a _______ task at any time."

(see the answer key)

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