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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The author writes of productions in Russia of classical Shakespearean works which rehearsed for how long, yet were unable to perform as well as a hack company?
(a) Six years.
(b) Five months.
(c) Two years.
(d) One year.
2. Who from the Martha Graham company has evolved a ballet company whose daily exercises are a continual preparation for the shock of freedom?
(a) Winter Stephenson.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) Catherine Fitzmaurice.
(d) Merce Cunningham.
3. The author writes of an actor who studied the part of Hamlet for how many years and never played it because the director died before it was finished?
4. Whose speech in Shakespeare holds the line, "Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter," despite the fact that the character who speaks it is considered "wicked"?
5. What "can be anywhere, any time, of any duration: nothing is required, nothing is taboo"?
(a) A Happening.
(b) A violent outbreak.
(c) An emotional moment.
(d) An ordeal.
Short Answer Questions
1. "When the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear toured through Europe, the production was steadily improving and the best performances lay between" where?
2. "In the theatre, the tendency for centuries has been to put the actor" where?
3. Who challenged Stanislavsky, proposing a different style of playing?
4. What form of theatre does the author discuss first in the book?
5. The author writes, "In Haitian voodoo, all you need to begin a ceremony is a ____ and people."
Short Essay Questions
1. What role does the critic play in the world of theatre?
2. What are the four forms of theatre the author discusses, and where can they be found?
3. How does "change" relate to the theatre and its success?
4. What does the author say in discussing the removal of the symbolic curtain in the theatre?
5. What is the theory and concept behind "Theatre of Cruelty?"
6. Discuss the playwright's role, as established by the author.
7. What playwright does the author write of whose work transcends the absurd?
8. What are the director's principle responsibilities in the process of creating/producing theatre?
9. Describe the difference between the Pekin Opera Company and the Formosa Opera Company.
10. What American dancer does the author discuss, and what does his work entail?
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