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

2. "The epic writer of _____ plays seldom brings to his work this same fine sense of human individuality: perhaps because he is unwilling to regard a man's strength and a man's weakness with equal impartiality."
(a) Surrealist.
(b) Dadaist.
(c) Absurdist.
(d) Marxist.

3. Who wrote Sergeant Musgrave's Dance?
(a) John Arden.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) Sam Shepard.
(d) Alfred Jarry.

4. Who does the author describe as perhaps the most idiosyncratic of all theatre artists?
(a) Directors.
(b) Actors.
(c) Designers.
(d) Critics.

5. 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?
(a) Henry IV.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Henry VI.

Short Answer Questions

1. In performance, what is the relationship the author establishes?

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

3. In the author's "formula" for creating and defining theatre, the first element is what?

4. Of what does the author describe, "the moment when the illogical breaks through our everyday understanding to make us open our eyes more widely"?

5. What is Artaud's three-minute play, which the author produced first at his "Theatre of Cruelty"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author view Method acting?

2. How does the author approach the concept of liberation with Shakespeare and Brecht?

3. How does the author feel that Brecht approaches the "Holy"?

4. What is one example of Shakespeare's which the author uses as an example in "The Rough Theatre", and what is he saying with this example?

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

6. How does the author discuss the process of theatre design?

7. What is the difference in world view between Brecht and Shakespeare?

8. What does the author speak of regarding Shakespeare and the Rough Theatre?

9. How does the author view "the actor?" Which British actors does the author compare in "The Immediate Theatre"?

10. How does the author view "pre-planning" in approaching a rehearsal process?

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