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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. No tribute to the latent power of the theatre is as telling as that paid to it by what?
(a) Respect.
(b) Censorship.
(c) Bigotry.
(d) Violence.

2. In what Shakespearean play is Gloucester blinded?
(a) Hamlet.
(b) Henry VI.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Henry IV.

3. "The moment of performance, when it comes, is reached through two passageways--the foyer and the..." what?
(a) Exit.
(b) Orchestra pit.
(c) Stage door.
(d) Balcony.

4. Who wrote Ubu Roi?
(a) Alfred Jarry.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) Merce Cunningham.
(d) Antoine Artaud.

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

6. 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 dreams.
(c) The imaginary.
(d) Their fantasy.

7. "Both [rough and holy] theatres feed on deep and true ______ in their audiences."
(a) Aspirations.
(b) Love.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Attention.

8. What "is above all an appeal to the spectator to work for himself, so to become more and more responsible for accepting what he sees only if it is convincing to him in an adult way"?
(a) Alienation.
(b) Realism.
(c) Romance.
(d) Absurdism.

9. Joan Littlewood dressed her soldiers as what to create an alienation effect?
(a) Parrots.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Pierrots.

10. What is Artaud's three-minute play, which the author produced first at his "Theatre of Cruelty"?
(a) Spurt of Blood.
(b) The Last Stand.
(c) Endgame.
(d) Agony in Waiting.

11. What is the third element for creating and defining theatre, according to the author, described as the life that an audience brings into the theatre every time a play is performed?
(a) Truth.
(b) Assistance.
(c) Repetition.
(d) Representation.

12. What play was conceived by Peter Weiss, and based on many ideals of Brecht?
(a) Ubu Roi.
(b) The Screens.
(c) Marat/Sade.
(d) The Investigation.

13. The sort of play that Shakespeare offers us is never just what?
(a) A Holy play.
(b) A Rough play.
(c) A series of events.
(d) An enlightened tale.

14. Which playwright does the author hold in the greatest esteem as one who combines the Rough Theatre with the Holy Theatre?
(a) Beckett.
(b) Brecht.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Albee.

15. Who "is the key figure of our time, and all theatre work today at some point starts or returns to his statements and achievement," according to Brook?
(a) Beckett.
(b) Osbourne.
(c) Pinter.
(d) Brecht.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author believes that an architect of the theatre is better off if he works like a what?

2. Which chapter is the most autobiographical to the author?

3. In which Shakespearean play does the Holy/Rough theatre show in Falstaff; the prose realism of the inn scenes on the one hand and the poetic levels of so much else--both elements contained within one complex whole?

4. What French surrealist of the theatre does the author mention in "Rough Theatre"?

5. Brook claims, "Personally, I find staging _______ can be more thoroughly enjoyable than any other form of theatre."

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