The Empty Space Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Immediate Theatre, part 2 (p 134 to 157).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the pioneer figures in the movement towards a renewed Shakespeare was whom?
(a) Bertolt Brecht.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) William Poel.
(d) Michael Crandon.

2. The author contends that ______ "is a model of a theatre that contains Brecht and Beckett, but goes beyond both."
(a) Williams.
(b) Albee.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Marlowe.

3. Meaning and reaction can only be discerned when an audience allows for a moment of transition from the world of the play into what?
(a) The world of life.
(b) Their fantasy.
(c) Their dreams.
(d) The imaginary.

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) House of Flowers.
(c) La Boheme.
(d) Death of a Salesman.

5. The theory of what is: "a spectator can be jolted eventually into new sight, so that he wakes to the life around him"?
(a) Surrealism.
(b) Absurdism.
(c) Happenings.
(d) Cruelty.

Short Answer Questions

1. The aim of acting exercises and improvisation in rehearsals is always the same, according to the actor, which is what?

2. What is fast disappearing from modern-day life?

3. What director/playwright was rooted in the cabaret?

4. Which actor "is reaching inside himself for an alphabet that is also fossilized, for the language of signs from life that he knows is the language not of invention but of his conditioning"?

5. What does the author refer to Meyerhold's experiments as?

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