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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. Who created the method termed "alienation" in the theatre?
(a) Cunningham.
(b) Brook.
(c) Beckett.
(d) Brecht.

2. What play does the author use as an example of the actor's inability to play "adjectives"?
(a) Romeo and Juliet.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) A Midsummer Night's Dream.

3. "A director dealing with elements that exist outside of himself can cheat himself into thinking his work more ______ than it is."
(a) Objective.
(b) Honest.
(c) Subjective.
(d) True.

4. 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?
(a) Les Miserables.
(b) La Boheme.
(c) House of Flowers.
(d) Death of a Salesman.

5. What is the theatre district in London called?
(a) East End.
(b) SoHo.
(c) West End.
(d) Broadway.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What era was a thriving point for Jouvet and Bérard, Jean-Louis Barrault, Clave at the ballet, Don Juan, Amphitryon, La Folk de Chaillot, Carmen, and others?

3. What British playwright does the author laud, who also works as a director and performer?

4. "In Grotowski's terminology, the actor allows a role to '_____' him."

5. Whose theatre, "in which the imagination, freed by anarchy, flies like a wild bat in and out of every possible shape and style," has it all?

(see the answer key)

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