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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. In performance, what is the relationship the author establishes?
(a) Actor/subject/audience.
(b) Audience/director/actor.
(c) Actor/director/audience.
(d) Director/actor/audience.

2. In rehearsals, what is the relationship the author establishes?
(a) Director/audience/actor.
(b) Actor/audience/director.
(c) Actor/designer/director.
(d) Actor/subject/director.

3. The author claims that the price of being a great tragedian or musical conductor is that "the material you use to create these imaginary people who you can pick up and discard like a glove" is what?
(a) Gone.
(b) A ghost in the darkness.
(c) A shadow.
(d) Your own flesh and blood.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. "Whenever one has a real critical flop, for the remainder of the run there is always a small audience of..." what?

3. "Both [rough and holy] theatres feed on deep and true ______ in their audiences."

4. The author contends that ______ "is a model of a theatre that contains Brecht and Beckett, but goes beyond both."

5. Which country produced a television version of Ubu Roi which captivated the audience with its surrealism?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Bertolt Brecht and what was his major contribution to the modern theatre?

2. What does the author write in regard to the power of laughter in "The Rough Theatre"?

3. How does the author approach form and content between the actor and director?

4. How does the author view Method acting?

5. What does the author say of change and liberation regarding "The Rough Theatre"?

6. The author gives a formula for creating and defining theatre. What is this formula?

7. What does the author point out about the source of conflict in Shakespeare's work?

8. What is the author's presumed opinion of the works and style of Brecht? How is Brecht similar to Shakespeare?

9. What is the audience's role in a final production?

10. What does the author describe happening when a Brechtian approach is applied to other works?

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