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. The aim of acting exercises and improvisation in rehearsals is always the same, according to the actor, which is what?
(a) To get away from Deadly Theatre.
(b) To forget their worries.
(c) To aid in remembering lines.
(d) To find a system of Truth.

2. What does the author refer to Meyerhold's experiments as?
(a) Bio-mechanical.
(b) Physiological.
(c) Psychological.
(d) Humanistic.

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

4. What form of theatre does the author discuss first in the book?
(a) Immediate Theatre.
(b) Holy Theatre.
(c) Bad Theatre.
(d) Deadly Theatre.

5. What "can be anywhere, any time, of any duration: nothing is required, nothing is taboo"?
(a) A violent outbreak.
(b) An ordeal.
(c) An emotional moment.
(d) A Happening.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose "theatre is as close as anyone has got to Artaud's ideal"?

2. What are some of the physical aspects of the alienation effect?

3. In rehearsals, what is the relationship the author establishes?

4. Of whom does the author write, "never just made a slice of life--he was a doctor who with infinite gentleness and care took thousands and thousands of fine layers off life."

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

(see the answer key)

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