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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The author writes that "most people could live perfectly well without any ____ at all--and even if they regretted its absence it would not hamper their functioning in any way."
(a) Freedom.
(b) Sex.
(c) Art.
(d) Love.

3. 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) Pinter.
(c) Osbourne.
(d) Brecht.

4. "In rehearsal, form and _____ have to be examined sometimes together, sometimes separately."
(a) Justification.
(b) Writing.
(c) Content.
(d) Action.

5. "Brecht recognized this and in his last years he surprised his associates by saying that the theatre must be ____."
(a) Bold.
(b) Naive.
(c) Dishonest.
(d) Brazen.

6. What words does the author refer to as lines from Madame Butterfly?
(a) "Gone fishing."
(b) "Give me peace."
(c) "Take me home."
(d) "Have a whiskey."

7. The author writes, "What has not been appreciated sufficiently is that the freedom of movement of the ____ theatre was not only a matter of scenery."
(a) Pagan.
(b) Elizabethan.
(c) French.
(d) Brechtian.

8. In the third section of the book the author claims, "It is always the ______ theatre that saves the day."
(a) Proud.
(b) Popular.
(c) Honest.
(d) Deadly.

9. In the author's "formula" for creating and defining theatre, the first element is what?
(a) Representation.
(b) Truth.
(c) Assistance.
(d) Repetition.

10. The author says in "The Immediate Theatre", "At least one can see that everything is a _______ for something and nothing is a _______ for everything."
(a) Banality.
(b) Language.
(c) Truth.
(d) Theatre.

11. "Just as in life the wearing of old clothes can start as defiance and turn into a posture, so ______ can become an end in itself."
(a) Style.
(b) Roughness.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Holiness.

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

13. Which production of Genet's did the author direct in Paris where it was necessary to mix actors of very different backgrounds?
(a) The Balcony.
(b) The Emperor's Theme.
(c) Waiting for Godot.
(d) Ubu Roi.

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

15. Which country produced a television version of Ubu Roi which captivated the audience with its surrealism?
(a) France.
(b) Britain.
(c) Czechoslavakia.
(d) Israel.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author writes of his book, "if anyone were to try to use it as a handbook, then I can definitely warn him--there are no _______."

2. Which playwright does the author hold in the greatest esteem as one who combines the Rough Theatre with the Holy Theatre?

3. Who "influenced Europe for half a century through a couple of performances given in Hampstead in a church hall"?

4. "Figaro or Falstaff or Tartuffe lampoon and debunk through laughter, and the author's purpose is to bring about a _______."

5. In which Shakespearean play is a main character named Cornelia?

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